52 ways to live an awesome life

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Instead of trying to write the perfect blog post, I’m practicing #49 today by writing an awesome list. There are many, many ways to create your happiest life, below you’ll find the first 52 ways to live happier I thought of (several are backed by science, some from my experience as a coach, and a few from what I’ve learned in my personal life).

How to live your happiest, most awesome life

  1. Move your body… that is, exercise. (run, walk, bike, swim, yoga, dance, whatever feels good… just move).
  2. Breathe… deeply, intentionally, slowly. As often as you can.
  3. Slow down.
  4. Meditate.
  5. Take naps.
  6. Have fun.
  7. Smile.
  8. Hug.
  9. Practice gratitude.
  10. Give your attitude an adjustment… look at things from a different perspective.
  11. Have a purpose: do something that matters to you.
  12. Do something you love to do.
  13. Take care of yourself.
  14. Care for others.
  15. Love yourself.
  16. Love others.
  17. Love. A lot.
  18. Laugh. A lot.
  19. Do the thing that scares you.
  20. Nurture your relationships.
  21. Make friends.
  22. Dream.
  23. Unplug.
  24. Connect.
  25. Be present to this moment.
  26. Choose the life you want to live.
  27. Be courageous enough to go for it.
  28. Ask “Why not?” more than “Why?”
  29. Have adventures.
  30. Get good sleep.
  31. Have good sex.
  32. Learn when to say “No”… and do it.
  33. Say “Yes” to life.
  34. Tell your story.
  35. Embrace joy.
  36. Embrace vulnerability.
  37. Make friends with failure.
  38. Stand strong in your values.
  39. Look for possibilities more than reasons.
  40. Cultivate a spiritual life (on your own terms… religious or not).
  41. Simplify.
  42. Be self-sufficient.
  43. Ask for help when you need it.
  44. Savor each bite.
  45. Let go of anger. Forgive. (“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” -Buddha)
  46. Surrender to love.
  47. Let someone else take care of you.
  48. Let go of control.
  49. Aim for awesome, not perfect.
  50. Celebrate the little things.
  51. Celebrate how far you’ve come.
  52. Just celebrate.

What did I miss on this list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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