5. Plan novel experiences and fun activities to look forward to.
Introducing some novelty into your life can help reduce your tendency to take things for granted. Plus research shows that looking forward to the activity can promote even more happiness than the activity itself. Think about what activities, hobbies, or exercises used to bring you joy and excitement that you haven’t done in a while. If you’re not sure where to start, consider taking a fun class where you try a new activity or try thinking about activities that brought you joy (regardless of outcome) when you were younger.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition or well-being.
Dr. Zarrabi is the author of Mindful Dating, a Psychology Today blog about attraction and relationship patterns. Check it out at www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mindful-dating
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Life is a beautiful thing to go through and experience. Yes, it has its ups and downs, but that doesn’t make it not worth living. If you have been taking your life for granted, then you still have time to make that right. Take one step at a time, and enjoy every moment and feeling that you are getting to experience. Only then will you be able to live your life to the fullest.
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