Happiness means many different things to many different people. Bo Derek believes money can buy happiness, and Kim Kardashian believes that happiness lies in spending time with her family.
Whatever being happy means to you, appreciating your life should be included. Life is short, it’s fleeting, and it’s absolutely full of little moments that deserve attention. If you’re interested in learning some ways you can appreciate your own life more, read on and find out.
Put More Money Toward Experiences
There’s nothing wrong with buying things that make you feel good – that’s part of appreciating your life. However, when your impulse to purchase is fueled by a desire to keep up with the people around you, the things you spend your money on won’t keep you happy for long. Instead of living in the biggest house or driving the priciest car you can fit into your budget – try downsizing instead. Get something that meets your needs, and use the money you save to experience new and interesting places and things. Go somewhere you’ve never been, eat cuisine you’ve never tried.
Slow Down and Live in the Moment Once in a While
It’s hard to appreciate what life has to offer when you’re constantly living on the go. Take the opportunity to slow down once in a while and live in the moment. Walk and pay attention to the breeze, the birds, the sun on your face. You can return to your job or your duties afterward.
Most of us don’t have everything we want, but we do have a lot. Take the time to appreciate what you do have from time-to-time. Spend time with your family, your friends, or even just by yourself. Acknowledge that you have further wants, but take the time to appreciate everything you’ve already accomplished in your life.
At ARY D’PO, we believe in the power and beauty of nature that’s all around us. With our jewelry designs, we endeavor to combine fantasy with the real, natural beauty that’s all around us every day. Our pieces are imbued with a real love of life, one that we want you to share with us when you wear them.
Taking the time to appreciate your life more can be a wonderful exercise that brings many benefits. With ARY D’PO, you can carry that appreciation for beauty on your person wherever you go.