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Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see

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Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see

How to Live a Good Life

Living a good life depends on what matters to you. Take the time to define your values, priorities, and goals for life. Work to fulfill the desires you want to achieve. Build your relationships and be a good family member and friend. Serve your community and mankind and stay true to yourself.

I. Emphasizing Your Life Desires

1. Make a list of what people or things matter to you. 

When looking for a life plan, it makes sense to prioritize some areas of your life. List all the things that you value in your life. You might list your family, friends, a certain hobby, nature, or career. Take the time to think deeply about the things without which you could not imagine living.

  • For example, while you might like playing basketball, is this one of the most important things in your life? Perhaps it is. If not, it is likely a hobby.

2. Determine your core values. 

You have your own moral compass, which guides you through life. What are the values you want your life to reflect? Do you strive to be honest? Perhaps you want to be caring and considerate towards others. Maybe you have a strong sense of social justice. Defining your values will help you determine your future actions.

  • For example, if you prize honesty, there are some careers that might not be the best for you. CIA agents, for example, cannot disclose to others what they really do.
  • On the other hand, if you care passionately about social justice, perhaps you could consider studying social work.
  • For additional tips, see Live Life to the Fullest.

3. Find your calling. 

Every person has his or her own talents and strengths. Aim to live your life in reflection of your unique calling. Finding your calling does not mean following someone else’s path. Instead, seek to define what you do well and how you can live a life that incorporates your strength and perhaps helps other people as well.

  • For example, you might be a talented teacher and musician. Perhaps your calling is to teach children piano lessons.
  • On the other hand, you might be a great listener and care about helping others. You might be well-suited to be a psychologist.
  • If dinosaur bones excite you to no end, perhaps your calling is paleontology and spreading knowledge about dinosaurs and environmental change to a new generation.

4. Name your goals. 

By making goals for life, we can live with a purpose. Do know that at any given time, your goals might change. You can adapt your goals as you move through life. If you have some structure, however, your life likely will be a bit easier.

  • For example, you might want to become a physician. Your mini goals could be attending college, gaining entrance to medical school, graduating, and beginning to practice medicine. Each of these goals will have sub-goals.
  • If your goal, on the other hand, is to have children, first you should think about how you want to have them. Do you want a partner with whom you can raise them? Do you prefer to adopt? What are the different strategies you can pursue to fulfill this goal?

5. Prioritize. 

After you have ascertained the people who matter to you, your values, and your goals, create priorities. At different points in life, you might prioritize different aspects. For example, while in school, your studies might take precedence. Later, your relationship or children might take more of your focus. By keeping your priorities in mind, you can better schedule your life.

  • See Prioritize for additional tips.

II. Living In the Company of Others

1. Build strong relationships with close ones. 

Take the time to build solid relationships with the people about whom you care. Listen to their problems. Help them when necessary. When you offend them, apologize and strive to do better. Practice kind gestures like giving people rides or birthday cards. See Have a Healthy Relationship for more advice. Additionally, practice these behaviors:

  • Build a circle of trust. Make sure your family members and friends know they can share their thoughts openly with you. Do not tell other people's secrets. If someone asks you to keep a confidence, do so.
  • Be compassionate towards others. Even if someone wrongs you, if they are sincere in their repentance, show them forgiveness. Do not bring up their past transgressions in moments of anger.

2. Promote healthy communication. 

Be direct when speaking to others. Listen carefully and attentively. If you have disagreements, try to fight effectively. That is, do not call each other names. Instead, discuss your problems calmly. Make sure you listen to the other person's point of view.

  • For example, it might be wise during arguments to repeat the other person's point of view. This shows you understand. You might say, "What I'm hearing you say is that you are annoyed by the fact that I am always home so late."
  • Ask rather than assume. If you feel a relationship is suffering in some way, talk to the other person openly and candidly.

3. Be a good neighbor. 

Part of living a good life comes from building a tight-knit local network. If you have neighbors, be helpful to them. Watch their cat when they go on vacation. Offer to shovel an elderly neighbor’s driveway. Practice neighborliness and you might find it is contagious.

4. Serve your community. 

One way to live a good life is to contribute to the community in which you live. You might volunteer at a soup kitchen or run a clothes drive for refugees. Ask your local government representatives or religious organizations for tips on which causes could use help. You also could plan a fundraiser for a cause in the global community.

III. Enjoying Life

1. Travel. 

See what there is to see in the world around you. Explore new areas in your neighborhood or town or if your budget allows, travel farther. There is no way we can visit every place in our lifetime. We can create awareness and develop empathy by traveling to other places, though.

2. Practice hobbies. 

In addition to your calling and life purpose, you also need to have plain fun! Find hobbies that interest you and incorporate them into your routine. For example, you might join a knitting group or start rock climbing. By doing hobbies, you also will meet more people and have a more fulfilled life.

  • See Find a Hobby.

3. Aim to eat healthy foods. 

Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and look for whole-grain pastas and breads. Incorporate more poultry and fish into your diet (unless you’re vegetarian). Beans, nuts, and eggs also offer you good nutrition. Do not overdo your sodium, carbohydrate, or saturated fat intakes.

  • Drink 9 cups of fluids per day if you are female and 13 cups a day if you are male.

4. Exercise moderately. 

Try to incorporate 2.5 hours of moderate or 1.25 hours of strenuous cardio exercise per week. To strengthen your muscles, lift twice a week. By exercising regularly, you likely will lead a longer and healthier life. Your heart, muscles, and bones will all benefit.

  • Moderate exercise could be walking, yoga, dancing, or swimming.
  • Strenuous exercise could be running or doing a spin class.

5. Tap into your spirituality. 

Whether or not you follow a particular religion, find what gives you meaning in your life. Why are you on earth? What nurtures your soul? Particularly when you face difficult moments in life, practicing spirituality can help you cope. Being spiritual also helps you forgive others.

  • Prayer and meditation can help you relax and refocus.
  • Having a community built around spirituality or religion can support you when you are in need.

Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see. Nobody can predict the futur you don't know what's going to happen. tomorro's not promised. the only thing you can do is: 
live your life, 
hope for the best, 
continue to have faith, 
believe in yourself.

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