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7 Strategies to Feel Good About Life

By Kathy Gates

While most of us have heard the urban phrase, "Lifeís a drag and then you die", (yeah, I cleaned that up a bit!), I find that most people donít really want to believe that.

And itís true. While off course we all have difficult times in our lives, overall life was not designed to be struggled through.

Feeling good about your life involves just two parts. One is to learn to think about yourself in healthy ways. This is a learned skill, ladies and gentlemen, not something that a lucky few were born with. If you werenít given the gift of self confidence and self esteem as a child, itís up to you to manufacture it as an adult. This is a skill, not a talent.

The second part of feeling good about your life involves making things happen. That the opposite of giving your life over to circumstance. If you want something, set things into motion to make it happen - from losing weight to getting the perfect job - itís all in your hands.

Are you feeling like lifeís a struggle? Try these seven tips to help you feel good about life again.

1. Never stop questioning - how can I do this better, faster, easier, simpler? Get interested and curious about yourself and about others.

2. Accept your weakness. Everybody has weaknesses. Instead of spending your time and energy trying to "overcome", accept it, donít make excuses for it, and find ways to make it work for you.

3. Always keep learning. The brain is a muscle just like any other, and it will stagnate if you let it. Learn something new every day.

4. Expect nothing; expect the best. Paradox? No. It just means that you donít want to miss out on whatís wonderful in your life right now, while you spending all your time peeking around the next corner.

5. Plant the "seeds" that you want to grow. Many people are (figuratively) wondering where the roses are in their life, yet they spend all their time sowing corn. You reap what you sow. Thatís just the way it is.

6. Swim with the current. Accept life. There are lots of things you canít control. Donít waste your time complaining about what you canít control - the weather, the economy, other people. Do accept those things and work within the circle that is within your control.

7. Donít wimp out. When the going gets tough -- and it will -- keep your head up and keep moving. Nobody ever won a race by quitting.

Hereís my challenge to you: Take any one of these seven ideas and put it to work in your life over the next seven days. Just seven days -- you can do anything that long, right? Read it over in the morning and choose a particular way to practice it, review it at noon, recite it at dinner. Make it a part of your every minute the next seven days. Then write me, tell me how it helped.

Life Coach Kathy Gates specializes in helping people who are ready to create a simpler,  less stressful,  more meaningful lifestyle. Want to know how? Visit to  learn more and sign up for her newsletter.


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