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15 tips on joyful living, regardless of what life throws at you.

Life can be difficult at times, even a struggle. But joyful living is possible.

1. The most important person in your life is the one who agrees to share his/her life with you. Sharing a life means always being there for each other. Treat the person with love and respect.

2. Take care of your body. You might live a long life, or a short one. Your body lasts you that entire lifetime – so take care of it.

3. Stuff is just stuff. Don’t hold onto material objects. These fade and pass from your interest with time. Hold onto moments of time and experiences instead.

4. Jealousy destroys relationships. Trust your significant other. Keep open communication lines. Be willing to admit you’re jealous for no good reason.

5. “Get a job doing what you love’’ isn’t always possible. Very few people have a job they love every day. Even if they love the job, there will be days when it feels like just that – a job. The right job is the one you love some days, can tolerate most days, and still pays the bills.

6. If you’re overwhelmed by life, return mindfully to the present moment. Take a deep breath, relax. Focus your thoughts on the present moment, and allow yourself to fully feel that moment. You can’t enjoy life if you’re not aware of the moments you’re passing through.

7. Years go by in the blink of an eye. Live your life. Go places. Do things. If you have the means or not. Pack a bag and go wherever you can afford to go.

8. Don’t take life so seriously. Even if things seem dark and hopeless, there is always a solution. Try to find humour. Learn to laugh at yourself.

9. Children grow up way too fast. Make the most of the time you have with them.

10. Nobody ever dies wishing they had worked more. Work hard, but don’t prioritize work over family, friends, or even yourself.

11. Floss and brush regularly. Good teeth are more important than you may realize. Teeth allow you to enjoy eating, they shape your face, and they help your beautiful smile shine.

12. Don’t take someone’s advice as gospel. Ask for advice from someone you respect, then consider your situation and make your own decision. Make your own choice based on what is best for you.

13. Your time on this earth is now. Suddenly you’re 60 years old and you realize you haven’t done the things you dreamed about. If you want to do something, don’t put it off for later.

14. Shoot for the moon. If you have a dream, go for it! You may not achieve your dream, but simply trying is an achievement. And that counts.

15. When you meet someone for the first time, realize you know nothing about the person. Individuals are unique. See every person for who he/she is, not what you’ve learned to expect.

Challenges transform you and provide experiences which teach you about joyful living. What are your suggestions for joyful living?

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