Live F.U.L.L.Y.: Flourish in challenges, Unique outlook, Love unconditionally, Look for the humor, Youthful exuberance
When you wake up in the morning, do you ever say, “Today I am going to live life fully to the best of my abilities!”? Nah, I am sure you don’t, but what if you tried that one day? In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to challenge you to Live F.U.L.L.Y. each day of your life: Flourish in challenges, Unique outlook, Love unconditionally, Look for the humor, & Youthful exuberance.
Flourish in challenges: As crazy as this statement sounds, it is possible to flourish in challenges faced in your life. Everyone has a choice when they are faced with something that is unfamiliar and challenging to them. Those choices are to wither away and hide or face the fear and flourish. Anytime you find yourself faced with a challenge, think of how you can turn the negative aspect of the challenge into something that is positive. By finding the positive in a challenge, you allow yourself to look outside the proverbial box and flourish within that challenge. Flourishing in a challenge could be something as simple as getting through it to the other side with minimal damage. It can also mean getting through the challenge a stronger, more confident person than you were. Either way, you still beat that challenge because it did not defeat you; you flourished because you defeated it.
Unique outlook: Most people who are living life fully have a unique outlook on it. They are the ones that always seem to fight the status quo and find their own way. To live life fully, you need to change your perception of what life should be and begin to make it what you want it to be. Having a unique outlook in life just means to question everything. Question why you are here, in this situation, at this precise moment in time. By questioning the ‘norm’ you will begin to create your own unique outlook. Once you have that unique outlook created, you will begin to truly live life fully.
Love unconditionally: We have all heard this phrase. Loving unconditionally is hard for many people. It is very rare to find someone willing to do something without any strings attached in this day and age. The “me” mentality of people cause them to always look for some kind of leverage in all situations to make it beneficial to them. In order to live fully in life, you need to stop thinking with the “me” mentality and trying to find what is in it for you. Being able to love unconditionally frees a person because they are not waiting for the pay off, they are just living life fully. Learning to love unconditionally takes practice and will challenge the most emotionally aware person out there. If you do learn to love unconditionally, you will find yourself feeling freer than you have ever felt before and this freedom will begin to help you live life fully.
Look for the humor: People are waaaayyyy too serious. Did you know that every situation has a humorous side to it? No matter how bleak life may seem, look for the humor in it. Laughter truly is the best medicine for the seriousness of life and when you look for the humor in life you begin to live fully in the moment. Humor in serious situations does not take away from what is going on nor does it mean you do not realize the importance of the situation. Looking for the humor is a good release for most people. By breaking up the mood with something positive and humorous, no matter how fleeting, you will find that you are a bit more relaxed and able to cope better.
Youthful exuberance: This suggestion may seem off for the subject of living fully, but I feel having a youthful exuberance about life helps you live fully. Think back on your childhood. Were you carefree and excited about finding out what the day held for you when you first woke up? Now, think about how you feel when you wake up as an adult. Do you still feel that excitement about what lies ahead? Probably not. Having a youthful exuberance about life helps you look forward to whatever is in store for you each day. Making yourself view life with a youthful exuberance each day will help you begin to live fully.