Life is a beautiful journey that you only get the pleasure to enjoy once. For this reason, it’s important that you maximize your time on this earth by ensuring that you enjoy every single moment you can.

It’s the little things in life that bring you the most joy. Some people believe that your level of personal happiness is dependent upon the actions of others. While contributions from your loved ones certainly can boost your spirits, the key to everyday satisfaction rests within your own hands.

Try these four strategies to bring more satisfaction into your life each day:

1. Spend time alone with your partner. Love is one of the most potent prescriptions for happiness. Luckily, it’s free, enjoyable for both parties and readily available! Take advantage of the wonderful person you have by your side and spend as much quality time together as possible.

  • If your schedules allow, plan a weekly date night even if you live together. Being in a lively atmosphere where the crowd just disappears will bring you back to your very first days of falling in love. And remember: Make an effort to look good for your big night.
  • While it is important to make time for your significant other, it’s also essential to your personal contentment to ensure that you have an identity outside of your relationship. Devote time to yourself, your private hobbies, and your friends on a regular basis to maximize your satisfaction in everyday life.

2. Love yourself. When you have low self-esteem, a hovering black cloud covers your whole world. Dismiss yourself from the darkness and learn to love yourself exactly as you are.

  • Stop talking about losing the extra ten pounds and just work on maintaining your current weight. Make it a point to invest time into your appearance each morning to ensure that you look fabulous before walking out the door. When you look good, you feel good, and confidence will beam from your pores.

3. Treat yourself. If you’re only working to pay bills and save money, life becomes monotonous. You can feel pampered without spending hundreds of dollars. Everyday joys are about the little things.

  • Allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your hard work by treating yourself to a regular manicure, massage, video game, or DVD.

4. Exercise. If you’re currently a fan of spending your free time on the couch rather than the trails, it’s hard to imagine exercise as a form of bringing satisfaction into your life. But, once you begin exercising, you’ll become addicted to it!

  • Get out into the great outdoors and enjoy the scents and scenery of nature. Or join a boxing class at your local gym. If you’re a people person, opt for the gym and if you’re an outdoorsy person, exercising with nature can become a form of meditation.
  • Keep in mind that the more you exercise, the healthier you’ll be and the longer you’ll be able to enjoy life. You’ll also feel good, look good, and have agility to last indefinitely.

It’s true that the best things in life are free. While your occasional treat may cost a few dollars, you can feel content with your life without spending a lot of cash.

Life is too beautiful to constantly put your needs on the back burner. Enjoy each and every day by making your happiness a priority. Look for the small, everyday moments that bring a smile to your face. Make the most of each moment to begin experiencing the joy-filled life you deserve today.

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    5 replies to "Four Ways to Bring Satisfaction into Your Everyday Life"

    • Dr. Dorine

      this is such a great reminder for us all that our happiness and satisfaction come from ourselves and how we manage our lives and expectations. I’m glad you pointed out about taking time with our significant other as well as with ourselves. That one is so easy to put aside for “when there’s time” and then not get to it. I’m taking it to heart!

    • Joyce Sobotta

      Frantonia, I really like how you listed the important things in life in just four steps. These are things I strive to do every day too. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    • Robine Yohm

      I think exercise can solve almost everything 🙂 Do my favorite form – turn up the music and dance around the living room! Thanks for a great article Frantonia.

    • Katie Bauer

      That’s so true Frantonia! I think too often, women particularly put everyone else’s needs above their own and forget to take time for themselves, their own needs and their own passions. We have to put the mask on ourselves before we help anyone else.

    • Such a wonderful reminder Frantonia. It most certainly is the small things that bring happiness. To get off the treadmill of life we have created, lift one’s head and look around. I personally love nature for exercise, just to briskly walk with my dog who almost laughs when she walks she loves it so much. It’s a little highlight of my day to watch her alternately prancing along or with her nose to the ground or looking everywhere to take it all in. Thanks for the article!

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