Preface: It appears many people enjoyed our Living Life to the Fullest blog last week. So much so that we all decided it needed a part 2 because everyone had a suggestion as to what living life to the fullest meant to them. So here we go, the second part of Living Life to the Fullest! Enjoy!
We all see service as a way to help those around you. It also allows us to feel positive about how we are living our lives. Today’s blog is all about serving others and how it helps you live a fuller life. Just writing the beginning of the blog is giving me positive thoughts and vibes that I just know it is going to be great!
As our Jill points out to us: service to others results in a life of less stress, less anxiety, and less frustration. When you help others with no expectation of anything in return, you begin to feel more fulfilled, more complete, more alive. It’s so true! I just want to break down each point she has and show you how service helps us live life to the fullest!
When we help someone, the best feeling is knowing that you do not expect anything in return; you just do it out of the goodness of your heart. You feel as though you accomplished something and the person in return knows that someone cares about them. The best part is when the person you help then assists someone else in need. Remember it can be something small like giving a neighbor a cup of milk, or it can be something on a larger scale like purchasing their weekly groceries. No expectations.
Stress is a part of our DNA. We drive to work, and we are stressed by the other drivers on the road. This is something we all need to change. Be the polite driver – allow the car trying to enter the highway to go in front of you. Be patient when stuck in traffic! And most of all, allow yourself the extra time in the morning to go to work in case there is an accident! You do not want to cause yet another!
I lecture twice a week for a college English class. I am one person and am not able to control the outcome of my students. Sometimes they are outgoing and other times they are quiet and timid. It all depends on the discussion and what they have to say. There is no reason for me to be anxious, but I always find myself wondering how our class discussion is going to be. When I feel the anxiety creeping up and my students just looking at me like I’m insane, then I just play that card because it is a lot easier than upsetting myself and allowing the class to think they won the stare down. I only see them twice a week for 15 weeks – it’ll be over soon, and they’ll forget about me once they receive their final grade.
If something frustrates you, just let it be. We do not have to be perfect at everything we do. Just let it go and move on. It can be anything from playing a game of solitaire on your phone to completing a complicated mathematical equation. If you have the option to skip and move on, then do it!
As you can see there are many things we can change from our daily lives to help us live life to the fullest. We need to prioritize how we feel and react to certain situations and remember to pay it forward at times. Don’t have expectations, stress less, have less anxiety and less frustration in your life and you will feel a lot better. Just keep living.