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Ways To Start Living, Not Just Existing


We are all on this planet together, but some just exist while others are truly living. If you find yourself in the former category, ask yourself what you want from life and start changing to get there.

What does it mean To Start Living, Not Just Existing?

You're in the moment and enjoying what you do when you live. When you exist, on the other hand, you may be going through the motions of living but not actually experiencing life.

To start living instead of merely existing helps to know what it means to live in the first place. Living is not just about performing certain activities but rather being aware of how your actions impact your mental state daily.

Living means making more deliberate choices about who you are and what kind of person others see when they look at or interact with you; it refers to putting forth effort into cultivating relationships with those around us—whether family members or friends—that make us feel like we belong somewhere;

living is about embracing our passions and pursuing them wholeheartedly because we know that doing so will bring us joy beyond measure; finally (and most importantly), living involves realizing that we all have only one life here on earth so why not make every second count?

Stop being okay with unanswered questions.

Stop being okay with unanswered questions.

As a kid, I didn't like asking questions because I feared it would make me look stupid. As an adult, my motto has always been "just ask," but only recently have I started to realize how important this is in life and business.

In any given situation or conversation, we can all benefit from asking each other questions (especially if you are a bit shy). Why? Because it forces us to think on our feet and come up with answers on the spot! We have all heard people say, "I wish I had thought of that," when someone else comes up with an idea….and there are two reasons why:

either they didn't think of it themselves, or they were too afraid to speak up! Don't be one who wishes for something different later on down the road because you didn't speak up now! Speak up now! Ask those questions now before it is too late…then put your new knowledge into action right away so that you can start living life instead of just existing through each day without really experiencing what is around you or inside yourself.

Stop half-assing out of fear of being misunderstood.

The next time you're afraid to ask for help, take a risk, or do something different—don't be scared. There is only one way to get better at anything: practice. And there are two places where you can practice: in your mind and out in the world.

But don't just sit around thinking about how hard it is to do those things if you don't want to do them! Get out there and DO IT! And when you fail (and believe me, we all will), pick yourself up quickly and keep going until you succeed at whatever goal it is that scares the hell out of us.

Don't give up on yourself just because things don't go exactly as planned; instead, learn from your mistakes and grow stronger because of them!

Make an obligation to start scheduling your "you" time as essential as you do everything else.

If you're not taking time to live, then you're simply existing. And if you think that taking time for yourself is selfish or indulgent, then we need to talk. Because if you don't start making an obligation to yourself—to schedule your "you" time just as essential as any other appointment—then neither will anyone else.

When someone asks you to do something outside your typical routine, it's okay to say no. It's okay for your needs and wants to come first at times; it's even healthy in most cases! If you don't ask for help when it comes up (and trust me: it often does), people will assume that every task is important enough for them to leave their work behind and assist with yours instead.

This leads us back into the cycle of avoiding personal obligations because they feel like one more thing we can't take care of ourselves. Stop being afraid of asking questions or admitting ignorance because those things make us human! Learning isn't always easy, but the rewards are worth persevering through sometimes unfamiliar territory alone rather than continuing down a path not meant just yet by fate itself...or perhaps just not indicated by others who still haven't caught up yet either way :-)

Tie your loose ends and seek help if you need it.

Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't be scared to tell people what you need and want or what you don't want. Don't be scared of anything because there is nothing to fear!

It's okay if others don't agree with your decisions or if they think they know better than you do. However, if someone doesn't understand why you must go on this road trip alone in your car, that's their issue—not yours! You don't have time for anyone else's nonsense; only your own matters at this point in your life (and not even all of that issues).

Be honest with people.

This is the most important thing you can do. When you start living, not just existing, you must be honest with yourself first and foremost. You must also be honest with others. This means being upfront about your feelings, intentions, and everything else.

Be honest about your mistakes - they're a part of life that we all make from time to time! Be honest about what you want out of life - whether it's happiness, wealth, or something else entirely. Be open enough to accept criticism (and offer it when needed) to grow and learn from others' experiences instead of wasting time playing the blame game when things go wrong!

Stop "vacationing" and start exploring.

Exploring is more than visiting a new place. It's finding new experiences and learning from them, whether in your backyard or while traveling far-off lands. The key is to go beyond just checking off the things on your bucket list and truly live life by being open to what comes at you.

Sometimes that may mean taking a job out of state; other times, it could mean taking an opportunity that presents itself because it will introduce you to something new and unexpected (and maybe even fun!).

Do what you want and say no to what you don't.

You are in control of your own life. You can decide what you want to do and what you don't want to do. You can say no to things that don't serve your purpose and yes to things that do.

This might be a difficult concept for some people, especially those with perfectionist tendencies, who feel they must do everything "the right way" at all times or else their lives will fall apart.

But it doesn't have to be this way! In fact, once we stop trying so hard and start letting go of our need for control, we open ourselves up for more freedom than ever before—and with it comes the ability to make our own choices based on how we feel deep inside without worrying about how others might judge us or whether someone will tell us we're doing something wrong.

Stop living within proximity.

  • Stop living within proximity of people who don't make you happy

  • Stop living within proximity of people who don't support you

  • Stop living within proximity of people who don't inspire you

Figure out what you want to do.

  • Figure out what you want to do. There are many ways to approach this, and it's up to you to figure out which works best for your personality. Some people like the predictability of a set schedule, while others find comfort in knowing they have flexible schedules. Whatever your preference, there are some essential things to remember as you're figuring out how to make your life more meaningful.

  • Set goals for yourself. When creating a goal-specific schedule or plan of action for yourself, make sure that the goal is attainable (and not too lofty) so that completing it doesn't overwhelm or discourage you as time goes on. It's also important not only because it helps keep your motivation high but also because having something specific at which towards gives purposeful direction—something we all need when figuring out how best to live our lives!

  • Find someone who can support and mentor us on our journey through life: whether this person is a friend or family member doesn't matter; what does matter, however, is finding someone who understands where we're coming from and can offer advice along the way when needed most (and hopefully even before).

Get active.

Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you want to be more productive, have more energy, and be generally happier? If so, then getting active is the way to go.

Exercise is essential for all people of all ages - it doesn't matter if you're young or old, fit or out of shape, male or female. In fact, exercise can help improve anyone's quality of life.

Exercising doesn't have to be tedious or difficult because there are many different ways that people can get active: walking around their neighborhood, jogging in nearby parks/in this case, our park where we're building a community garden), dancing at home with family members/friends (one of my favorite things!) and even gardening (which I love too)! Moreover, these activities aren't expensive, so they're worth trying!

There are even more benefits from exercising besides just feeling good about yourself physically, though. Exercise also improves mental health by increasing brain function, which means better memory recall and making you less stressed out overall."

Make an impact on the world.

If you're reading this, you likely want to make a difference. You want your life to matter more than just yourself and those close to you. And I'm sure that's why you clicked on this article: it's about making an impact and not just existing.

So let's start with an important question: what do we mean by "living?" The dictionary definition of living is "the process of having one's own source of nourishment." In other words, if something lives—or exists—it gets its energy from somewhere else (like other creatures) instead of producing its own power.

So when people say "I'm living," they don't mean they're breathing; they mean they're doing something worthwhile with their lives, like writing or traveling or making art or changing jobs or helping others succeed at work so they can do those things too.

You have daily opportunities to live instead of simply existing in life; all you need is creativity and courage! When I was growing up, my parents helped me realize how big the world was by showing me pictures from around the globe and telling me stories about distant lands through books like National Geographic magazine (which also had fantastic photo collections).

As we traveled together throughout our lives together as father-son travelers, "exchanging ideas" about our experiences abroad made us feel closer than ever before…and gave us both perspectives about how lucky we were compared to those who never get out much because either their families lack resources/money...or maybe sometimes even lack knowledge itself which limits their choices here at home where many people tend not to think outside themselves but instead rely solely upon their own feelings, which may lead them down paths which don't always end well for everyone involved including themselves!

Try something new.

You can try new things, activities, and hobbies. You can also try different foods and restaurants. Try to meet new people in your life. The more you try, the more you will have to talk about when it comes to social gatherings or parties with friends!

Take care of yourself.

Take care of yourself.

You can only be an effective leader, a good parent, or even a decent friend if you take care of yourself first. The more you neglect your health and well-being, the less capacity you'll have to serve others. It's simple math: If all of your energy is focused on keeping up with other people and not taking any time for yourself, then it's impossible to keep up with them (and actually do anything).

Take care of your physical health by eating right and exercising regularly. Take care of your mental health by relaxing and giving yourself time away from work. Finally, take care of your spiritual health by getting out into nature whenever possible and connecting with others socially through group activities at church or elsewhere where there are lots of people who share similar interests as you do.

this will help inspire creativity in whatever form(s) that may manifest themselves later on down the road when life gets busy again at home base (the office). It doesn't matter what age we are because whether we're just starting out or nearing retirement age, most Americans need to do more self-care throughout our lives, so now's still okay to start making changes today!

We shouldn't be just going through life without living.

You've probably heard the saying, "You only live once." Or maybe you've listened to it in another form: "If you're going to do something, do it now!" These are both excellent sayings. We're not guaranteed to be here for much longer, and there's no point in wasting our lives by existing without living.

So what does it mean to live? First, it means doing important things, something we enjoy, and things that help others. Second, it means focusing on the positive aspects of life and letting those lift us up instead of dragging us down by worrying about negative things that may never happen or dwelling on past hurts or failures. Third, and most importantly: It means feeling good about ourselves!


And when it comes down to it, we're all in this together. We all want to be happy, and if you're not feeling fulfilled, you might as well be doing something else with your time. So the best way to start living is by getting out there and doing what makes sense for who you are — whether that means traveling the world, playing video games every day, or finding new ways to connect with people who share similar interests. And if anything about what we said here resonated with you?


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