How to Thrive in 3 Simple Steps
The most common thing I hear when I speak to women is that they feel like they are simply “surviving”. As in they get up everyday, go to a job, return home to look after their loved ones or family and climb into bed, exhausted without giving themselves a second thought, before repeating it all the next day.
Sound familiar … ?
In a world where we are inundated with information, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by what and when to do things, which can lead to living a life that feels more like autopilot, then one we are actually connected to and are therefore a part of.
This is what I call “surviving”.
I know this feeling all too well because this is how I lived my own life for many years. Rushing about, giving to others, focused on my to-do list but not really connected to myself or the life I was living.
Given the short amount of time we get to spend on this planet, I think it is incredibly important for us to not live a life where we feel like we are on autopilot and are surviving, but rather should be one where we get to thrive daily.
To thrive in life, means to live a life you are deeply connected to. Regardless of age, profession, location, status or dependents.
Here’s how you can thrive today in 3 simple steps:
Stop looking externally
We often look for answers, approval, validation, consent, comfort, security, love, freedom all from external sources. This often leaves us falling down rabbit holes, certain the answer will be waiting for us there. In doing so, we are short-changing ourselves out of the lives we were truly meant to live. The answers, approval, validation, consent, comfort, security, love and freedom is all waiting there for us, we simply need to look internally to find these as opposed to externally. You already have everything you need inside of you to thrive.
Stay in the present moment
Where are you spending most of your time when it comes to your thoughts? Is it in your past or maybe it is your future? Maybe you are worrying about all the things that could or may happen? Or perhaps you are worrying about a past conversation you can’t take back or change. When we are living our lives in the past or the future we not effectively living at all, as we are missing what is happening in the present. The present is all that matters. If you want to influence and change your life for the better, then you actually need to be part of it and that starts by being in the present moment.
Give thanks for what you have now
What we focus on, grows. Regardless of how little or how much we have, if we focus on what we have versus what we don’t have, regardless of what that may be then it will grow. It is easy for us to focus on what we don’t have in life or what we are still to achieve. In doing so, we miss out on enjoying what we already have or what we have already achieved. By making this simple shift, you will notice an immediate sense of abundance in what you already have, and through this not only will you enjoy it more but you will also get the joy of watching it grow and expand.
Choosing to thrive as opposed to surviving is simple when you apply these three things.
“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi
The life you are craving is often a lot closer than you think. By trusting in yourself and by actively being present you are opting for a life you are connected to, rather than one you reacting to.