A Perfect Life

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I often get asked the question whether it is really possible for someone to have a perfect life or whether that’s just something that people make up?

With all the access to social media nowadays, it’s not surprising that most of us might feel that we don’t have enough.

Well, the answer to the question in my view is yes. It is indeed possible and it is within your power to create it.

What you want in life is for you to determine, but what you need to feel complete is a different matter. Here are my top five tips for recognising that we already have a perfect life:

1. Gratitude

When you start counting your blessings, you will realise how ‘wealthy’ you are. We all have something to be grateful for, be it the joyous moments with friends, the opportunity to learn something new through a job or a course, or simply the air that we can freely breathe. The more we notice the easier it gets in recognising the abundance around us.

2. Acknowledge where you are in life

You are perfect and your life is perfect. Does a rose ever doubt that it is a rose – even as a bud? Acknowledge that it requires effort to get you to where you want to be and don’t expect miraculous transformations overnight. Always take a moment to praise yourself for your achievements along the way and just enjoy the journey.

3. Value your experiences

Where would you be today without your experiences? Value all of them, whether things went the way you intended it to or not. Every single one made you stronger and prepared you for more in life.

4. Trust

Trust yourself and trust that you are exactly where you should be in this very right moment. Look around you and see how much help you are actually given, whether from a friend, a family member or perhaps a stranger whom you just met. If you feel that you don’t already have the support structure you need, then take steps towards finding people who can support you. This could be joining a book club or scheduling a coffee with a friend or perhaps a mentor. The possibilities are endless.

5. Understand your mind

We all have that little voice in our heads that sometimes tells us that we’re not good enough or can’t do something. Recognising that it is just a voice (that you don’t always have to listen to) means that you are halfway there. Awareness is key, so set some time aside each day to notice what actually goes on in your mind and you will understand yourself better.

If you follow these five suggestions, then you will really feel that your life is complete.

Don’t get discouraged if you find some of it difficult – just get started, keep going and you will find that it only gets easier with time.