Life comes to us in daily doses, i.e. one day at a time.
It is important to live each day fulfilled. Living a daily fulfilled life is possible by considering the 4 important factors listed below.
Living a Daily Fulfilled Life
Life is the present, the now and here; as we don’t know what may happen tomorrow. Today is technically all we have. However, with faith in God, I thank God for today and hope for tomorrow. It is important that we don’t postpone happiness and fulfilment till tomorrow or the future.
Some people make the mistake of thinking fulfilment comes towards the end of life, when older or after an major achievement or success.
There are things we can do daily to create and achieve a greater sense of fulfilment, thereby enjoying each day.
These 4 important things are important for living a daily fulfilled life:
The first important factor is Gratitude because gratitude is the best attitude. God, our creator and source from which all blessings flow deserves our gratitude always. Proverbs 17:22 tells us that ‘A merry heart does good, like medicine.’ A merry heart is a grateful heart.
It’s impossible to be grateful and grumble at the same time. If you can think deep, you can thank deep.
Gratitude is what God expects from us, however, it actually does more for us. Expressing gratitude on a regular basis is like taking a daily supplement of vitamins.
An attitude of gratitude has a positive effect on mental health, and overall well-being. Living with gratitude to God always is living in all its fullness.
Secondly, consistent good habits is required for living a daily fulfilled life.
Habits can make or break you.
What you do or don’t do on a daily basis determines your sense of fulfilment, lifestyle and legacy.
We are what we repeatedly do. The pressing matter at hand is how we live life daily; not only does it shape our lifestyle and legacy, it affects our health and wellbeing; including our happiness and fulfilment.
What choices are you making daily, what habits do you engage in daily?
What do you do when you wake up everyday, what do you do before you go to bed every night? Do you pray?
What are your eating habits? Do you choose healthy food options? Do you ignore the needs in your community or do you consistently reach out and lend a helping hand.?
What wellness choices do you make daily?
Do you exercise, choose health-filled and life-giving foods and resist eating what you should not have. Do you make the right choices with regard to what you eat and drink?
Success and failure does not suddenly appear, it creeps in slowly by what you do or don’t do daily.
Do you make choices that help you to value and take proper care of the body God has given you?
Do you choose to love always and forgive easily?
Habits are powerful
What strategies or structure do you have in place for your life, health, happiness and wellness.
Do you choose your thoughts and words carefully and fill your mind with only thoughts and images that are glorifying to God?
Remember it takes discipline, dedication, determination, and denial to daily practice consistent good habits. People don’t decide their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future.
The third important thing to include in every day living is a positive mindset as this is the path to prosperity.
Positive and possibility thinking will affect the mindset positively. Likewise negative and impossibility thinking will affect the mindset negatively.
Change your thinking from old to new, from negative to positive, from impossibility to possibility, from limitation to expansion.
Our mindset is our thoughts, words, beliefs, emotions, feelings, intentions, decisions and actions. As a Christin who believes in the Bible which states in 3 John 1- 2, “Beloved I pray that you prosper in all things and be in health even as your soul prospers.”
The soul prospers only if exposed to positivity which is why Philippians 4:8, encourages us that “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”.
It’s the mindset that makes the difference. You are what you repeatedly focus on – your thought pattern, be it negative or positive.
What’s on your mind?
What influences your mind?
The fourth important factor is Balance.
Balance is an essential factor to consider daily for living a daily fulfilled life.
Psalm 62:1 states “Truly my soul finds rest in God” and our prayer always should be “Find rest o my soul in God alone”. Don’t let what you are chasing turn around and chase you.
Get the balance right between your goals or dreams and health.
You should not be stressed and overwhelmed all the time because work, career, ministry, and business are all important but not more important than wellness and health. Live purposefully and intentionally spend time on important aspects of life.
We must give every aspect of our lives reasonable attention, as there is not much that can be done without health and energy, so don’t neglect your health whilst you pursue your dreams.
It is important to get the balance right in life and this will look different for everyone, but one thing is common, how you view life is how you will live life. Life and balance is more about perception.
What are you chasing or what is chasing you?
Ask yourself – do you really need that latest Range Rover?
What’s more important – peace of mind or piece of land?
World recognition or God recognition? Anything that costs you your health, or relationship, especially your relationship with God, is not true success.
Living a Daily Fulfilled Life
Be intentional and proactive, not passive and reactive.
Express gratitude always, engage in daily consistent good habits, be positive, and maintain work-life balance.