There are various ways we can find content in our life. Being content requires a change in our mind frame and mindsets. So how can you be content? what can you do to truly feel content with life and all of its pleasures?
- Take a moment to be grateful for something. What in your life is amazing? Even if everything seems to suck, there must be one good thing. It might simply be that you are alive, or that you and your family are healthy. Find something, and give thanks for that.
- Catch yourself thinking, “This sucks.” It’s amazing how often people think this thought. “This sucks!” “My co-worker is the worst — he sucks!” “My wife doesn’t understand me — this suuucks!” It might be in different words, but if you catch yourself thinking something like that, pause. Reverse thinking. Find a way to be thankful for the situation. Reserve engineer your thinking to something positive.
- Find the little things that can give you simple joys. What do you need to be happy? Simple things work equally as good as big presents or holidays such as taking a walk, spending time with a loved one, reading a book, eating some berries, drinking tea. These cost very little, and require very little, and can make you very happy. Find the simple things that give you similar happiness, and focus on those rather than what you don’t have.