How to Love Life More and Be Happy

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Do you want to know how to love life? What does it mean to love life and how can you get started?

To love life means to show deep and constant love for all the good things that life has to offer. You can start loving life by looking around you to find things like food, houses, and your family that you can love.

Read on to fully discover how to love life.

 How to Love Life 

To love life more, love everything in life with great passion. Approach loving life like you would love a romantic partner. Hold that love and multiply it to the nth degree until love oozes from your body and soul. Show deep and constant love for all that life has to offer to remove restrictions on your life, whether financial, personal, physical, or emotional.

When you love life with all your heart, you glow with love. People will notice and feel your powerful energy. All facets of life will open up to you, and you will be a force field against any negative feelings that come your way. When you’re full of love, you have the power of a superhero.

Your Courtship With Life

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Love is blind”? It means that you’ve fallen so deeply in love with someone that all you see is more to love. That is how to love life. You must be enamored with life in such a way that everything you see becomes beautiful. 

Look around your world to find things to love. You can love the technology you own, houses in your neighborhood, certain streets, types of food, or shops and restaurants. Set the intention to identify things you love when you’re out in the world. When you’re walking down a street, acknowledge the trees, people, animals, sky, smells, and sounds of nature. Think about how much you love these things. Say the words out loud. Talk about what you love to really feel it.

  • Talk about how much you love your family, your home, or your job.
  • Tell people how much you love them and which things you love the most. 
  • Talk about how much you love when certain things happen, like receiving a drawing from your child, a phone call from an old friend, or a compliment. 
  • Talk about how much you love other people’s happiness.
  • Talk about how much you love the life you have: a glass of wine in the backyard, a body that is fit and healthy, or a farmer’s market or street fair in your community. 
  • Talk about places you love, like cities, stores, or countries.
  • Talk about activities you love, like sports, shopping, or dancing. 

Make a list of all the things you love to help you feel more love, especially if you’re feeling bad. Specify all the things you love to lift your spirits and fill your glass to the rim. Make this list once a month. After acknowledging and speaking about what you love becomes a habit, shift to making your list every three months. Do whatever you need to do to love life. 

Drive Your Mind Toward Love

There’s so much to love, but if you’re not aware of your world or surroundings, you’ll not be able to love life fully. Remember all those thoughts you have on a daily basis? Your mind is constantly activated with thoughts, so much so, you don’t always know it’s happening. Think about the last time you drove a few miles down a road without realizing it. Your brain is so powerful, it operated on autopilot when it was engaged in thought. If you walk through life on autopilot distracted by random thoughts, you won’t stop to acknowledge what there is to love. 

One way to stay alert to love is to pose questions to your mind about what it sees. Engage your mind with the pursuit of love, and it won’t be able to think about anything else. Ask your mind what it sees and loves. Tell it to count the number of things it sees and loves. The more you engage your mind with these types of questions, the more you guide its behavior. You will control what it’s thinking about, and if it’s thinking about love, you’ll feel more love. 

Make it a goal to love life and take control of your thoughts so you can increase the amount of love you feel. Your days will become filled with all the love you can find. And as those days turn into more tomorrows, you will create a life that you truly love. 

How to Love Life: Focus and Positivity

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Joseph Adebisi

Joseph has had a lifelong obsession with reading and acquiring new knowledge. He reads and writes for a living, and reads some more when he is supposedly taking a break from work. The first literature he read as a kid were Shakespeare's plays. Not surprisingly, he barely understood any of it. His favorite fiction authors are Tom Clancy, Ted Bell, and John Grisham. His preferred non-fiction genres are history, philosophy, business & economics, and instructional guides.

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