What Stops You From Living Your Best Life?

You only get one life in this world, as we all know. As such, it’s important that we’re making the most of it. While there’ll be times when we want to do nothing other than lie in bed, our general attitude should be one of enthusiasm. After all, there’s just so much out there that we can do. Alas, it’s not always possible to live your best life, even if you have an overall positive outlook on life. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some factors that could be holding you back. The good news is that if you’re aware of them, then you can take care of the issues and move on to enjoying life more.

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The Vision

First, let’s think about your mindset. Indeed, this is arguably the most important factor when it comes to living your best life. If you have a small mindset, then you’ll put yourself and life in general into a small box, and will find it difficult to engage in the activity that can really lead to great things — which is “thinking big.” If you think that there’s nothing you can do to change your situation, then, of course, nothing will change. If you know that everything is possible, then you’ll make ambitious plans. As the famous saying goes, “whether you think you can or cannot, you’re right.” 

Financial Issues

Of course, while it’s one thing to dream big, there is another factor that can hold you back — your financial situation. This is one of the biggest concerns that people have, and it’s easy to see why. After all, it has such a big impact on our day to day lives. But remember that no matter how troubling your financial situation might be, there are always things you can do to improve things. Once this important aspect of your life has been taken care of, you’ll find that you have one less thing to worry about, and that you can focus your time and energy on dreaming big and living your best life.

Low Confidence

There are some people who know that everything is possible in this world, yet don’t believe that this applies to them. They are low in confidence. This is something that isn’t talked about as much as it should, but it can have a hugely influential impact on a person’s life. A person riding high on confidence will go out into the world and know that they can succeed; a person low in confidence won’t even saddle up. You can’t just magic confidence into existence, of course. But there are things you can do to push things in the right direction. Perhaps the most effective method is to look at what’s holding your confidence back in the first place, and taking steps to remove them from your life. 

Health Issues

Our health is the most important thing. If you’re healthy, then you’ll have a solid platform upon which to live your best life. If you’re not healthy, then you won’t — it’s that simple. As such, it’s important that you’re taking charge of your health and ensuring that it’s always in tip-top condition. This includes doing the obvious things, such as exercising, eating well, and avoiding toxins like alcohol and tobacco. You should also actively manage your health by visiting the doctor whenever anything is wrong. You’ll find that just by listening to what your body is telling you, you’re able to stay in charge of your health.

Sensory Problems

If you’re going to live your best life, then it’s important that your senses are working as they should. After all, you can’t experience life to the fullest if your eyesight, hearing, or sense of smell isn’t what it should be. If your eyesight isn’t what it was, then consider taking an eyesight test, and learn about the different types of frames available so you can get the ones that are right for you. You can preserve your hearing by reducing your exposure to loud noises, such as when you’re listening to music. 

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Poisonous Friends

We’d like to think that our friends will always want what’s best for you, and will help us to become our best selves. But alas, that’s not always the case. Sometimes we find that our friends don’t want us to succeed. And not only that, but that they play an active role in holding us down. If you’re ever leaving your friends feeling a little worse about yourself than when you arrived, then it’s worthwhile asking yourself if the relationship is really as good for you as it should be. 

Free Time

Finally, let’s think about free time. You can have all the plans in the world, but if it feels like you never have a moment of free time, then there’s only so much that you can do. While it’s true that we’re all busier than ever before, keep in mind that there are ways to add more free time to your life. To begin, think about how you’re currently spending your time. You’ll have a lot of obligations, but are there ways to free up some space in your schedule? Most people are unaware of how much time they dedicate to their online activities (such as social media and the like). If it’s your job that’s taking up all of your time, see if they can help you out. More and more companies are becoming OK with the idea of their staff working from home, for instance — and that could have a significant impact if you suddenly find that you’ve saved all the time that you were spending driving to and from work each day.


None of the tips above will transform your life entirely on their own. But if you group them all together, then you’ll find that you’ve made significant improvements to your life. People often focus on the big things that influence their life, but the small details are just as important — if not more so. Incorporate the above tips into your life, and you never know what it’ll lead to. 


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