Who doesn’t wish to make life better? At times I do feel that life is getting hard, and if you too ever faced similar situations, you must’ve wished for ways to make your life easier.
Make a Google search for the term ‘make your life easier’ and you’ll be astonished that you’ve so many options and things to better your life.
Wow! You have the technology with so many gadgets, plugins, mobile apps, tools, devices, appliances, and what more – Baxter the Robot is in news recently and it will make your life easier, using common sense!
Well, if Baxter can do it, why can’t you? Yes, I mean use the common sense to make your life more comfortable.
“All things are difficult before they are easy.” ~ Thomas Fuller
Understanding What Makes Life Difficult
Why it is that even after having all the material help, you still sometimes find your life difficult?
Things and objects make your life easy, but you need to think deeply about the question – what does make your life easier?
Objects have the potential to bring comfort. For that, the subject has to have the ability and capability to harness the potential of the object.
Definitely this has something to do with ourselves, because we’re the subject or the users of the objects.
Well, you need to remind yourself that life by default is easy, but you only make it hard. If you want to make your life easier, you first need to deal with your own self.
To do that let’s analyze what happens when your life becomes easier.
You feel cool, relaxed, and informal. You’re happy and content, you do not complain, and you’re able to enjoy life.
When you are not in a state as mentioned above, you make your life hard, harsh, or miserable.
So, it is your state of mind that helps you make your life easier.
All external things are of great help. They make life easy and deliver comfort. However, it is only if your internal self is in a condition to receive that ease and comfort.
This makes sense. You first need to sort yourself so that you don’t face difficulty in life.
“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. “ ~ Grandma Moses
Sorting Ourselves to Make Life Easy
Internal self refers to your beliefs, habits, thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and many states of mind.
For example, you might become uncomfortable reading my post if it is in contrast with the beliefs that are set in your mind. More so, you’ll find it more disturbing if you’re not able to accept, change, and improve.
Similarly, you might’ve the best and most modern gadget, which you feel will make your life easy. But if you dislike it or have doubts about it, you would not benefit by its ability to make your life easier.
You need to be in a state of mind to appreciate and accept things, and have the belief that they will do you good.
You need to analyze if you burden yourself with exaggerated needs and senseless demands. If you do, then you only make your life hard and complicated.
You need to find reasons to be happy and content. You need to clear your mental clutter, for which you need to be more with yourself, and try to understand it.
When you do that, you’ll know that the LUCK factor plays a crucial role in making your life easy.
Love, understanding, compassion, and kindness bring upon the mental state of peace. The feelings of being content and happy eventually make your life easier.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Check out this video if you want to hear how you can make your life easier.
Make Life Easier ~ Self Help, Ascended Master ~ Tikashi ~ DailyMotion Video
“Don’t ask God to make your life easier ask him to make you a stronger person” – Anonymous
Ways to Make Your Life Easier
Making life easy is considered to be synonymous with financial progress and material comforts or aids. However, here we’ll define some simple ways that can make your life comfortable at no cost.
Have an attitude of acceptance – Do not curse your present state. It will not help. Instead accept it if you cannot change it. Acceptance opens up the door to new opportunities. It helps you adjust to life, brings peace, and dampens the inner conflict and anger.
Possess a feeling of gratitude – Be thankful for everything; for what you have and what you are. Even for the simple fact that you’re alive. Express gratitude to bring peace of mind, positiveness, to eliminate ego and reduce stress, and to appreciate everything in your life.
Have a purpose of life – Every life has a purpose – find yours. It helps you to be motivated and more focused so you can easily achieve your goals and become happy in your life. Having a purpose in life does make your life easier and more meaningful.
Reduce your needs – Though the needs and demands are unending, but there has to be a limit. Have needs that are basic and essential to moderate living. Make sure they are within the scope of what you can afford.
Have realistic expectations – Being ambitious is good, but going overboard and having unrealistic expectations only creates stress and problems. Know yourself, make an honest assessment of your aptitude and abilities, and then make your goals.
Be flexible – Always be ready to embrace change and adapt to new roles. Don’t be rigid or set everything in stone. Keep your options open to try out new things if they bring improvement. It’s just like how a good parent has to be flexible to create harmony within the family.
Work hard but be smart – There is no substitute for hard work, but if things get easy by using a better and efficient way, do that. Like smart people, you can make your life easier by applying intelligence, logic, and common sense in your working.
Be a love teacher – Love all your near and dear ones as a love teacher and create a loving environment around you. Tasks and people become easy when dealt and handled with love. Spreading love in the family and workplace will make your life easier.
Have good habits – Good habits produce good results. Imbibing good habits can save you from the problems arising due to bad habits and thus make life easy for you. Bad habits make us less productive whereas good habits increase efficiency.
Make friends – Our social aspect is very important due to the nature of our being. Having friends is a healthy sign and helps us to de-stress, energize, and revitalize ourselves.
Be good-natured – Goodness is liked and appreciated by all. Being good helps you win over people and situations. It creates respect and reputation, which helps a long way in life.
Remove anxiety – Little bit of anxiety is natural and okay, but excess of it creates tension and problems for yourself and others. Learn ways to reduce anxiety and practice meditation and other ways to keep calm.
Have a schedule or routine – An unstructured and unorganized life leads to chaos, which makes life difficult. Create a schedule for your tasks and set a lifestyle routine that will take care of all aspects of life and bring you peace.
Be in the moment – It doesn’t make sense carrying the load of the past with you, nor does it help to keep thinking about the future. Living in the moment is the most logical way of living life and it is more productive that way.
Take care of your body – Your body needs proper exercise and nutrition. You need to take care of every aspect of your body, internal or external, to avoid problems and diseases, which cause suffering. Having a healthy life and body will help you keep difficulties in life at bay.
Be proactive – You need to act, be determined, and pursue your goals and ambitions. Your achievements will induce a feeling of confidence, a sense of completeness, and a strong belief that you can make your life easier.
Develop inner strength – Greater than your physical strength is the strength of your mind, principles, and values. Developing your inner strength will give you the force to change your life and make it better.
Be forgiving – Keeping negative feelings like anger, resentment, and hating people for the loss in your life doesn’t do you any good. On the contrary such feelings are harmful to your health. Instead, when you forgive and let such feelings go, you feel much lighter.
Improve relationships – Good relationships are very important in life to be happy. You need to handle relationships with love and kindness, which in turn creates a strong bond between people, making life easy.
Bond with family – Family is the foundation of any person and a strong family bond helps in the growth of its members. Create a strong family bond so that it can act as a back up or support system, and make life easy for you.
Be giving – Giving is all about helping people, and being good. You can do that with money, things, or even with your time and efforts. Charity acts with your family create a good feeling in you and your loved ones.
Take it easy – Life is a marathon, don’t hurry up. Instead, go slow. Cultivate the virtues of patience and perseverance, and deal with difficulties without any fears. Life will be easy if you take it easy.
“Life can be easy, it is only question of choosing between solutions and illusions.” ~ Didier D’haese
Aren’t all these simple ways to make your life easier? You really wouldn’t be bothered about material comforts if you begin implementing the “no-cost and do-it-yourself” ways to make your life comfortable.
Gadgets, machines, and technology are good. They are needed and very helpful, but you don’t have to depend on them completely to better your life.
When you are in your best mental state, you are more creative. You then look up at many hidden possibilities and can come up with many ways to make your life better with what you have.
Okay, a bit off the topic, here are some examples of how innovative we can get once our life is made easy.
Isn’t it amazing to know the potential that you have to be happy and to better your life, and how easy you can make your life if you really work for it?
Life is beautiful. Let’s not make it ugly by making it difficult. Learn to live the easier way.
“Life is easier than you’d think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.” ~ Kathleen Norris
Over to you –
Do you feel that only technology can better your life? Do you agree that you have the potential to make your life easy? What do you think makes life difficult? How do you think you can make your life easier? Share more ways in the comments below.
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Posted on: September 21st, 2012
Last Updated on: February 2nd, 2015