#92 TRENDING IN Personal Growth ๐Ÿ”ฅ

How to Make the Most of Every Day: 7 Secrets to Achieving Lasting Happiness

Personal Growth

August 09, 2023

You wake up, go to school/work, sleep, and repeat the same cycle over and over again. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when thinking about trying new challenges, hobbies, and experiences. However, don't worry.

You're not alone. Many people live day-by-day waiting to feel happy and passionate about life again. But waiting for your life to blossom without putting in the work won't help you become happier.

As Mark Driscoll once said, "The only thing worse than dying is living a boring life." After reading this quote, my perspective on life shifted. That's why I am sharing with you the ultimate list of new activities to feel alive again. I'm confident that by the end of this article, you'll have found at least one new thing to try.

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1) Visiting An Amusement Park

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Amusements parks offer you a breath of fresh air, whether you're riding a rollercoaster or a Ferris wheel. Bring your friends or family with you to deepen your relationships and connections. Play games, win prizes, and sip on the fruity drinks available!

It's a chance to pretend you're in episode 4 of The Summer I Turned Pretty: having fun and making new acquaintances. It's the perfect time to socialize and meet new people. Making new friends is vital for a fulfilling life, allowing you to spend quality time and broaden your horizons.

2. Embarking on a road trip

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You may have heard the advice to spend time outdoors and "touch some grass." You might have also laughed at this statement and washed it off. Nevertheless, spending time in nature is one powerful form of therapy. Even just spending a quarter of an hour outside with a journal can leave you feeling more inspired and alive than ever before.

That's why taking a road trip to a nearby destination is beneficial for your personal growth and joyousness. You may discover hidden gems like abandoned/deserted houses, scenic houses, routes, or a beautiful vineyard. Don't forget the luxury of freedom. Simply start the car and see where the road takes you.

3. Meditation

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According to research conducted by psychologists, mindfulness-based therapy has been found to reduce stress effectively and help with depression and anxiety. This means that dedicating just three minutes a day to meditation can significantly contribute to your journey of self-discovery and personal growth. For tracking your progress, I highly recommend using the Headspace app, which I personally use.

Additionally, if you find it hard to maintain a meditation routine, you might try guided meditations on Youtube. They can be pretty helpful!

4. Finding your Passion and Purposeโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

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Discovering your passion gives is essential for pursuing your aspirations with enthusiasm. Whether it is the field of medicine or law or even opening a small business selling unique and stylish jewellery, devoting yourself to your passion is worthwhile. You must consider working hard to achieve your fullest potential.

Finding your passion can be challenging. Here are some steps you can take to help discover your purpose:

  • Identifying Your Values
  • Recognizing your strengths, weaknesses, and accomplishments
  • Crafting a list of activities that bring you joy and things you love doing
  • Exploring different topics and consuming content to determine which one interests you the most.

5. Trying A 30-Day Challenge

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Who isn't up to taking on a new challenge? It brings purpose to life, boosts confidence, and stimulates the mind. It's one great way to learn how to make the most of your vacation and downtime.

Pursuing new habits and goals keeps you busy and makes you appreciate every moment, even when bored. Pinterest offers a range of monthly and weekly challenges, from fitness to social media detox to drawing challenges. While living a challenging and fulfilling lifestyle is good, it's essential to maintain balance!

6. Starting A New Hobby

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You will surely feel stressed when your workload is overwhelming, and your to-do list never seems to shrink. That's why taking up a hobby is important to unwind and relax during your free time. With thousands of hobbies to choose from, finding one that aligns with your interests is crucial.

Don't force yourself to adopt an activity that doesn't interest you, as it will only add to your stress. If you enjoy English literature, consider reading as a pursuit. Or if computers and robotics are more your thing, try coding. Your new hobby should help prevent burnout and alleviate stress.

7. Implement A New Routine

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To establish a new routine, you must incorporate new habits and eliminate old ones. For instance, reserving the first 30 minutes of your routine for productive activities can significantly enhance its quality. Personally, during this time, I refrain from using my phone and engage in self-care activities such as skincare, stretching, meditation, and journaling.

This practice saves me considerable time and sets the tone for a productive day ahead. Regardless, maintaining consistency can be challenging, and I have struggled with it many times. But don't lose hope; your future self will appreciate your efforts.

Remember to reward yourself and make your routine enjoyable. As I have mentioned earlier, balance is necessary for living a happy life.


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Writing this piece has been so fun! I truly hope that you'll find this article informative and entertaining. If you are reading this, comment below when you start your new school year.

I wish you all the best of luck in this upcoming school year. Catch you in my next article, adios!

Sasha Khouzami
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Sasha, a freshman in high shool whose love for books never lessened. As an aspiring student, she's certainly reading and writing curled up in her favorite blanket while the scent of her vanilla candle straddles the room. Aside from binge-watching Gilmore Girls, she can be found making lots of friendship bracelets and listening to Taylor Swift.