With all the drama and chaos in the world, most often if not always, we worry too much about the world. We simply think too much about it and complicate things that are usually too easy to decipher, problems that will always have solutions, dilemmas than can easily be resolved and the list goes on and on. We hold on too much with the past that we often forget that we’re living in the present. We’re putting unnecessary efforts on things that should not bother us.
Ideally, we should be able to avoid the things that has been mentioned above. Humans as we are, we are inclined to feel those things and act on those feelings that we have. However, it shouldn’t be an excuse that we should not try to actually not to do those so that we can actually live a peaceful and happy life.
With that, listed below are some ideas that will make your life, simple, easy, peaceful and most importantly, happy.
- Pay yourself first.
In the definition of personal finance, it’s the fact that you save. You allocate something for future use. With mine, it’s a little bit of that, but I would say that you reward yourself with something. It doesn’t have to be grand nor expensive. Buy something for yourself, something you can keep and something that will last. It probably won’t be an investment in a way that it won’t actually be profitable in terms of monetary value, but it would be profitable in such a way that it will actually make you feel good that you own things, that you have things, that you can see them and feel them as well. I love reading. I also love writing. So every chance I get, I buy a book or a journal. It’s not an actual investment but it does make me happy. And that is important that you find something bought out of your salary, so that in the future, you can actually point where your money went.
- Do not ever hesitate to give.
It’s really a great feeling to be able to extend help to others; to give a part of you to people around you. Do not think twice of having that chance to do charity at some point in your life. It doesn’t have to be always in money. You can always give your time. And that’s something that’s so rare this days. Most people would buy more time, would pay just to make things faster and easier. But remember as well that even if it’s always a good thing to give, you should also give at the right time, in the right way with the right intentions.
- Realize that money is important
We often take for granted the importance of money when in fact we all know that it is essential while we are still alive, breathing and existing on this earth. What I’ve come to realize is that, you may not have problems about money itself but your problems are more or less influenced by it. For example, you can’t go to school. That is a problem. Why can’t you go to school? Because you don’t have money to pay for tuition. The main problem here is that you can’t go to school. Money is not really an issue at that point. But the one that caused, isn’t it financial incapability? You can’t buy food for the family? The problem is that your family is hungry. But why? Because you don’t have the capability of buying the food. Acknowledging that money is important leads you into taking an action or providing a solution for it. But then, also remember that money is your means for your goals not the goal itself.
- Spend time with the people you love
Always find time to be with people you care about. You only have 84,000 seconds in a day. Tomorrow will always be uncertain. Tell your parents you love them. Show your siblings that you care for them. Remember things about your friends and check on them from time to time. Life is too short to spend it for unnecessary activities and unproductive things. Treat each day like it is your last day
- Love what you do
Some would say that you should do what you love. I know that I actually believe in that. But most of the time, we don’t actually have that luxury of doing what we love and so, start to love what you are actually doing right now first. You chose to do it already anyway so embrace it. But don’t stop believing that someday you’ll be able to do what you actually love. Keep on chasing your dreams and reaching them. Never, never. Eventually, things will fall into its perspective. Have patience, even if at times, it seems like it’s a waste of time. But do your part as well and actually do something to make things happen. You can’t just wait for an opportunity to fall from the skies, nor a dream come true happening after wishing from a falling star.
- Acknowledge God
Above all, know that there is God who will never leave you nor forsake you. There is a God who always sees your needs as well as the One who provides with those things you need. Acknowledge that He is God and that He will always love us, be merciful to us, gracious and forgiving. Whenever you feel like what you have is too much, you can always talk to him. He may not answer you face to face, but he will send situations, people, events that will show you or lead you to having peace and comfort.
These are just few suggestions, proposition or proposals that you can do so that you’ll be at ease, be comfortable, have peace and as I’ve mentioned above, be happy. It won’t be easy. In fact, you cannot actually be very consistent in following them but the least you can do is try. Always try. Eventually, you’ll get used to it. It won’t be easy but it will make you happy.