10 From GEM:
How To Find Contentment
Do you want to reduce your stress level, relax your body, improve your outlook and make life more enjoyable? Then you have to learn how to experience contentment.
Contentment begins with simplifying your life. You need to remove your clutter. The de-cluttering of stuff will reduce your emotional burdens as you realize that the stuff is insignificant to your overall happiness. Obtaining material things may provide instant gratification but the feeling of joy will not last long. It’s fleeting. There you’ll be attempting to fill the bottomless pit of discontentment with things and more things.
Contentment begins when we recognize that materialism does not fill the void of discontent, experiences do. Here are ten simple strategies to get you started.
1. Be Grateful
Gratitude and contentment go together. Being grateful fosters contentment. Being appreciate of all the good things in your life magnifies your blessings and diminishes your thoughts about negative aspects of your life. Counting your blessings allows you to feel contentment. You'll realize and accept that life is not meant to be perfect and you'll begin to indulge in the peaceful, blissful moments. You'll base your daily life around those blessings. Best of all, you'll be better equipped to handle all the bumps that come up in your path.