How to Make Your Life Amazing
If I asked you what does making life amazing mean to you, what would your response be?
Perhaps to make life amazing for you, means your close family and loved ones. Maybe making life amazing could be simply feeling happy and content within yourself.
Over the years I’ve been asking lots of people, just like you, what makes our life so amazing. The answers I’ve received have been as wide and varied as that of our imaginations. However after many years of asking this question, a pattern started to emerge as to what really makes our life truly amazing. And I would like to share some of those insights with you today.
Over time I came to recognise similarities between answers, and these similarities could be categorised into seven groups. These seven groups I like to call The 7 Wonders in our Lives. And these 7 wonders truly make your life amazing.
Finding Your 7 wonders in your life and Make your Life truly Amazing
Loved Ones, Family & Friends & Pets
I’m sure it comes as no surprise to most of you, that the loved ones we have in our life is top of our list. Be it your mother, father, wife, daughter, old friends, new friends or good friends. Friends are indeed a magical asset to have and they really do make our lives feel complete.
Everyone has someone they can love in their life. Some of us are more fortunate than others and have a larger than average family, but this sometimes is not always a blessing. What are you best moments with friends, family or loved ones? The loved ones, your family, your partner, old friends, good friends and best friends can all bring out the best in you and those are the moments to be cherished.
Some of us have beloved pets and my very own Marley moo, my adopted stray dog, makes me smile every single day. Maybe one of your seven wonders could be sharing a glass of wine with your girl friends, or chatting over a coffee with your best mate.
Maybe Sunday lunch with mum is a favourite time, or taking dad out to watch soccer. How about playing fetch with your dog, or having your cat snuggled and purring in your lap. There are so many things to choose.
What makes you happy within this category?
Nature & Countryside
The world of nature is full of wonders and secrets.
Nature has been an inspiration for mankind since time immemorial. Nature is so beautiful that even the smallest of its details can be an inspiration for many. We see nature everywhere we go. She is our best friend and best teacher. Her beauty and bounty have always remained a source of joy and happiness, strength and vision
Nature is soothing, it’s healing, and it’s nourishing to the soul. Nature is where we find peace within ourselves because it makes us feel more in touch with the world around us. When we take time out of our day to appreciate nature, it’s almost as if we’re giving ourselves permission not only escape from reality but also reconnect with what really matters most: life itself!
Creativity is a vital part of life. It can help you change your reality from negative to a positive emotion within a short period. You learn more about yourself, and will even change how you view the world.
Creativity allows you to express yourself, whether it’s through art, music, writing, or any other form of expression. It also allows you to make new connections and see the world in a different light.
Being creative allows you to see the world in your own unique way. Instead of seeing things as they are, you can imagine what they could be. This helps you become more open-minded and broadens your horizons.
Freedoms is an interesting category and something most of us overlook as even being there. Coronavirus has possibly taught us all a valuable lesson in our freedoms and maybe now we might not take them for granted. Just the freedom to be able to go outside, express your opinion with friends.
What about the freedom to travel and explore new places. Maybe one of your seven wonders could be spending a night in a hotel in an exciting place. One of the most important freedoms most of us over look is the freedom of our thoughts and attitudes.
We have the freedom to choose how we feel at any given moment we can either choose to be negative or positive, optimistic or pessimistic.
Most of us have the freedom of choice, this sometimes is a curse as well as a blessing and is a freedom that our ancestors never had.
So what freedoms do you value and do they make one of your seven wonders?
Sports & Exercise
Think about the exhilaration of running free on a bright summer’s day. The fresh air is all around you and the sun shines down on your face. Even if you are not an exercise enthusiast, there is something about being outdoors with the ability to move that makes you feel great.
You may feel exhausted at the end of your run, but that feeling of achievement is wonderful and it’s a good way to keep fit. It also clears your head and helps you think positively. If you can get into a routine with exercise, then your body will crave it and you will soon be able to feel the difference in your health and fitness.
Exercise doesn’t have to be boring or strenuous either; it could be as simple as going for a walk to work instead of taking the bus or taking up a new sport such as badminton or tennis. By pushing yourself further, your body becomes stronger and more flexible.
The joy of sports and exercise is often a hidden one, only fully appreciated in the moment of victory or achievement. But when you find the most effective ways of getting fit, the real prospects for a long and healthy life are unlocked – and that’s something we can all look forward to.
It’s not just about how you look; when you exercise regularly, it sends your body into overdrive. Your heart pumps faster, oxygen levels increase and your muscles get stronger. It’s like your body is on fire! When this happens regularly, it can lower your risk of, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes to name just a few.
Now we come to relaxation, something everyone of us enjoys immensely, although some of us struggle to find the time to relax in our all too busy lives. What makes you feel relaxed? What does it take for you to unwind after a stressful day at work? It could be that first cup of coffee in the morning, what about meditating in the shade of a tree. Maybe playing a musical instrument makes you feel relaxed and content, yoga can make us feel incredibly relaxed, as does a massage, maybe it’s just soaking up the sunshine at home or a spot of gardening, maybe sitting watching the weekends sports on television is your ideal way to relax.
What makes you relax after a long days work?
Sensations are a brilliant wonder to have because they can almost instantly bring us joy and happiness. This is a large category but take your time to explore the many and wonderful sensations that there are. These will be very useful in using as a mood booster when needing to shift a negative mind set towards a more positive and optimistic outlook.
Maybe it’s the smell of the first cup of coffee in the morning, freshly baked bread, freshly cut grass, cuddling up with your partner or even pet, driving your sports car, the feeling of completing the crossword puzzle, the love for your children or grandchildren, maybe the feeling you get from making someone smile, or helping and doing a good deed, the hug you receive from you partner, the sensation of running or playing sports, the energy from watching live music, or excitement going to the cinema, maybe cuddling up on the sofa watching a movie or sitting reading by an open fire, how about the feeling you get from being romantic or dressing smart. How about eating your favourite food, or the feeling of the wind in your hair or the sun on your skin. There are so many wonderful sensations that we can use as our seven wonders. It just takes a moment like today for you to realise yourself how wonderful your life truly is.
So what are those favourite sensations in your life?
So what Makes Your Life Truly Amazing?
Now it’s your turn. Grab a pen and paper and write down Your personal 7 wonders in your life. Using the categories above, what makes your life truly amazing?
If your brave enough leave a comment below as to your 7 wonders. Not only will it help others see that their own life is truly blessed, it also makes for fascinating reading.
Dhamma Tāpasā* (Andrew Hallas)
*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Transformative Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.
Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.
By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with some ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, 3 Simple Life Principles and all combined with 21st century scientifically proven NLP techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills that will change every aspect of your life.