“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” — Pope Paul VI.
Every individual has his own view of how he will live an optimal life. Regardless of which path you take or what ways you choose, you can surely live the way you want to be as long as you are determined to attain it.
How Do You See It?
For some, optimal living starts by recognizing their personal responsibility. Without these, it would be easier for you to blame others for the hardships that you are suffering, be it your parents, the government, or other external entities. An optimal life is a life wherein you have the guts to accept and fulfill your responsibilities. Sure, you may experience trials that may test your faith and strength. But instead of being discouraged, why not use these hardships as an opportunity for you to grow as a person.
Optimal living means loving yourself, playing more, learning something new each day, and surrounding yourself with supportive, caring, and positive people. Living in the present, doing what you enjoy doing, and learning to forgive yourself and others also contribute to having a fulfilling and worthwhile life.
Optimal life is al life with less stress, more opportunities, stronger relationship with others, and more time for yourself and your family. It can be achieved if you change your life for the better. You can start by changing how you think and perceive things. Goals and dreams in life can be realized if you make an effort to empower yourself to make a successful choice and live on your own terms.
Reducing stress also serves as a key in having an optimal living. Whenever individuals feel stressed, they tend to make unhealthy choices. Physically-induced stress and emotionally-induced stress both have negative effects on your behavior.
How do you perceive an optimal life? How can you start living this kind of life? Your perception of optimal living is your key to living an optimal life. You need to understand that your beliefs have an effort on your behavior and on the actions that you have to take. In living life to the fullest, you also need to take into consideration other areas of your life that you sometimes overlook such as your education and spiritual thoughts.