By Katherine Hurst & The Law of Attraction.com
Often, people experience a deep sense of discontentment but struggle to put their finger on exactly why they’re not feeling satisfied with the way things are. Meanwhile, even if you enjoy most aspects of your life, there’s a good chance that there are still some areas for improvement.
So, regardless of whether you’re currently feeling happy, sad or somewhere in between, ask yourself these questions right now to find out whether you’re getting the most out of life—and to discover what you need to do to make things better.
1. Do you typically wake up feeling optimistic?
First of all, think about how you feel when you get up in the morning. Are you happy to see what the day has to hold, or are you dreading the idea of facing the world? This is a pretty good litmus test for whether you’re living the kind of life you really want to live.
2. Do you have more good days than bad?
It’s unrealistic to expect that everyone getting the most out of life will automatically love every minute! However, if you have more bad days than good (on average), then you should listen to the warning signs that something has to change.
3. Do you feel authentic in your interactions?
It’s exhausting to pretend to be someone you’re not, and it sends confusing signals out to the Universe (potentially stopping you from getting what you really want in your heart of hearts). If you’re not being genuine when you’re with others, ask yourself why and consider what steps you’d need to take to be authentic.
4. Do you feel confident?
While being arrogant will blind you to areas for personal development, being confident helps you fulfill your dreams and attain your goals. If you have low self-esteem or don’t feel good about how you spend your time, you need to find ways to boost that confidence so you can develop the positive attitude you need for success.
5. Do you love what you do for a living?
Just like not every day can be amazing, not every experience at work will be amazing—but do you love what you do, at least most of the time? If not, you’re so far from getting the most out of your life, as you’re spending dozens of hours a week pursuing something that saps your joy.
6. Do you pursue your passions?
Even if you don’t yet do what you love for a living, do you at least devote a significant portion of your time to the hobbies that elicit genuine passion? If you don’t think you have any passions, ask yourself what you’d do if money, time and other obligations were not in the way—that’s your greatest passion.
7. Is your social circle a positive one?
Being around negative attitudes and constant criticism is so destructive. If your social circle isn’t positive, who should you be stepping away from? And are there any new people it would be worth inviting out for a coffee or a drink, in an effort to create a positive, vibrant new friendship?
8. Do you feel you’re carrying heavy baggage from the past?
We’re all the product of our experiences, good and bad, but if you’re lugging around a painful past that’s stopping you from being happy or limiting your opportunities then you need to take steps to process that baggage. Law of Attraction exercises, journaling, and therapy are all good places to start.
9. Are you honest with yourself?
It’s hard to know how to get the most out of life if you won’t admit what you want or what makes you happy. If you don’t feel you’re honest with yourself, ask why, and see that only a coherent internal world will lead to a satisfying existence.
10. Do you do everything you can to stay healthy?
You don’t need to spend every hour at the gym, but do you try to take care of yourself and act as though your body is worth something? Taking care of your health sends out the message that you value yourself, and this positivity attracts more positivity.
11. Can you find the positive in apparent negatives?
Speaking of positivity, do you know how to look for the good in challenges and difficulties, or are you always mired in self-pity? The latter will stop you from manifesting your ideal future.
If you need help with removing sources of negativity from your life, you could benefit from taking a look at some of the exercises in The Law of Attraction Origins program based around finding and using your Intention Point.
For example, The Personal Power Generator technique will teach you how to see yourself, so you feel supremely confident and respected by every person you meet.
Or you may benefit from The Positivity Switch exercise which can help you “flip” your fears and negative thoughts into something that provides power instead of taking it away.
12. Do you do something good for someone else every day?
Being kind to others is a huge part of getting the most out of your life, so if you’re not making an effort to spread love and compassion then you’re missing out on valuable opportunities.
13. Do you do something kind for yourself every day?
However, it’s equally important to practice self-care. A good life involves knowing when you need to prioritize your own needs, and when you should say “no” to an invitation in order to enjoy a long, relaxing bubble bath or a good book.
14. Is your love life what you want it to be?
Whether you’re single or seeing someone, do you like the state of your love life? If so, great! If not, what could you do to move it towards a place that’s more satisfying and suits your current preferences?
15. Do you laugh every day?
Laughter has enormous healing power and keeps you vibrating at a high frequency. If you aren’t laughing at least once a day, look to find new ways to do so—spending time with fun friends, watching hilarious comedies and being able to (kindly) laugh at yourself are all great ideas.
16. Are you happy with your physique?
Once again, you don’t need to be a supermodel, but have you learned how to love and accept your body? If you can’t be comfortable in the skin you’re in, this discomfort can stop you from getting the most out of life and undermine your attempts to maintain a positive attitude.
17. Do you have a support network?
Everyone needs people to lean on. Can you go to people for help, or does everyone try to drain you? If the latter, what could you do to get more support?
18. Are you living the life according to your values?
If you’re constantly going against the things you believe in, you need to stop before you end up utterly despondent. A life worth living is one that’s in line with the things you value the most.
19. Are you living to please yourself?
It’s hard to shake off the judgments of others, but you need to try if you’re going to be happy. This is your life—live it to please you and no one else.
20. Do you feel like you’re fulfilling your life’s purpose?
Finally, whether through work or play, are you living a purposeful existence? If you don’t know what your purpose is, what could you do to figure it out?
If you answered “no” to more than a few of the above questions, you could definitely be taking steps to get more out of your life. The tools provided by the Law of Attraction are a wonderful place to start, helping you to connect with what you really want and showing you how to get it.
As you get more and more manifestation techniques under your belt, you’ll become increasingly more capable at creating the type of life you’ve always deserved.
Note: This is not an endorsement of any program or methodology. It’s a way to start a conversation with yourself, and maybe find some answers.