Everyone deserves to be joyful in life as far as possible, but this is not always easy or straightforward to achieve. The truth is, however, that there are plenty of things that each of us can do in order to try and fill our lives with a lot more joy. Doing so could mean not only that you are happier and more full of energy - it could also organically improve the way in which you relate to other people, thus improving the lives of those around you too.
Let’s take a look now at how you can hope to fill your life with more joy. All of the following things are going to make that a lot easier to do.
Be Yourself
We are all constantly bombarded by images, ideas and stories about how we should be. Not only is this exhausting, but it’s also impossible to keep up with, and if you are not careful you can really cause yourself a lot of undue stress by trying to be something that you are not. It is important, if you want to try and live a joyous life, to be yourself as much as possible. Though this is not always easy, it is a skill that’s worth developing as best as you can.
One way to do this effectively is to actively question some of the inherited ideas that are to be found in the culture. Once you begin doing this, you realize that it’s obvious you have your own particular stance on things - and that’s because you are an individual with your own ideas and ways of being. You should therefore try to get closer to being yourself more and more organically. You’ll find that the more you do this, the more joy you have in your life, quite naturally.
Let Go Of The Past
It can be all too easy to hold on to the past. Indeed, for many of us this is our normal, natural, waking state. The trouble is that you’ll only end up being bitter and thinking about all the things that might have gone wrong - and that is not a great place to be. It’s better if you are able to let go of the past as thoroughly and fully as you can, as that way you’ll have a much better chance of being able to live your life right now - and doing that always means having a lot more joy in the immediate moment.
If you are struggling to let go of the past, bear in mind that you might need to put some work into making it happen, and it is not always simply an immediate process (in fact, it rarely is). You might need to have some therapy to let go of something particularly difficult, for instance. Ultimately however, it is worth all the effort, and you’ll find that your life is so much better in so many ways as a result of this. Ultimately, the past is unchangeable anyway.
Surround Yourself With Love
Although it might not always feel easy to do so, being able to surround yourself with love as much as you can is always going to make a huge difference to how you feel about your life and what you can do to ensure that it is as enjoyable as possible. The more love there is around you, the better. This is something that is actually much more in your hands than you might think. Indeed, we often think that we have to wait for love to come. But you are more empowered than that, in truth.
There are many ways to surround yourself with love. The best way is to spend time and effort loving others and everyone around you. Before you know it, that is going to be reflected back to you profoundly more than what you have given out. You might also want to surround yourself with animals who will love you unconditionally, such as the puppies on this page. That is a simple and powerful way to feel that you have more love in your life.
When you have this kind of energy going on around you, you should find that your life is a lot more joyful.
Go Beyond Your Comfort Zone
It would be easy to simply sit still and never try to achieve anything. You wouldn’t have to worry about fear, after all. But the truth is that life is a thousand times more fulfilling if you actually spend some time going beyond your comfort zone as often as possible, so that is something that you should think about doing as often as you can muster the energy to do so.
Whether you are doing it in big ways or small, going beyond your comfort zone is always going to make a difference to your joy levels in the long run. It means you are more likely to be living the life you really want, which is something that can always help in making life a lot more enjoyable.
Release Physical Tension
It’s important to remember that the life you live is truly embodied. As long as you are taking care of the body, you will find that you have a lot more joy going on. There are many things you can do in this regard, but one of the most important is to find a way to actively release any physical tension that you might have in your body. Doing this every day will accumulate to make a huge difference to your feeling of happiness in general, so it’s something that you should really try not to overlook the power of. It can be incredible for your overall wellbeing.
Those are just some of the things that can help you to fill your life with more joy. As long as you have done these things, joy will come much more naturally for you and you will be able to enjoy your life all the more, with much better results.