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10 Things You Should Say Yes To Today
Saying YES is very empowering and opens up many doors in your life. The barriers and limits that hold you back from fully getting the best out of your life are lifted and you get to experience what it really means to be living. Let us see some of those life-changing things that you can say yes to today.
1. Say Yes to new friendships
As we grow older, our circle of friends begins to dwindle. Most people resort to a hermit-like lifestyle with minimum interaction no matter how much others reach to them. So if you find yourself retreating from others, say YES to new friendships today. Friends, especially the real and well-chosen ones, are the people who pull you out of your comfort zone and help you experience things that you have never experienced before. Say YES to real and fulfilling friendships today
2. Say Yes to Love
It goes without saying, many people today are scared of falling in love. They are scared of investing themselves and becoming broken. So, they either avoid romantic engagements altogether or they fall into those shallow relationships where they do not invest emotionally. This means they never really get to enjoy the refreshing and fulfilling feeling of real love. Stop that now. Say YES to love. Love without fear in your heart. Enjoy the wonderful gifts that a love life has to offer.
3. Say Yes to new hobbies
Our free time matters. We should not waste it in some monotonous routine. Start that hobby you have always been eager for. Learn the guitar, write poetry, or take a dance class. In fact, color your life with those things that make you free and alive. Do not just sit in the miserable corner. Your life is more enjoyable when you are doing things that make you feel happy. Say YES now. Do not give lame excuses.
4. Say Yes to standing up for yourself
As Phil Collins once sang, "You got to shout if you have got something to say." Do not live a life of quiet despair. Do not let others drown you. Stand up for yourself. Make known what you feel. Like the poet, Walt Whitman, let you "barbaric yawp" sound over the rooftops of the world. Do not become the proverbial doormat for others to walk over.
5. Say Yes to reading more
The process of learning never stops. Never stop learning. Read. Read for pleasure and also for enlightenment. There are various fields in life for us to delve into. Be it philosophy, poetry, history, science, psychology, satisfy your curiosity. Take the time to read and analyze things that you have read. This will help you grow in many aspects of life, make you a better and compassionate being.
6. Say yes to new opportunities
Many times, opportunities come knocking on our door and we block them with our curt "no" or other excuses. From today, start saying YES when opportunities come. Drop the fear that is holding you back from grabbing those opportunities. Do not be afraid of failure. Even when you are not yet sure, do not let hesitation cripple you. To quote Richard Branson, "If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later." This requires some courage and strength of spirit. Let your YES lead you to amazing discoveries.
7. Say yes to letting go
People usually carry the burdens of their past with them. They let the misfortunes of the past weigh them down and live a life of perpetual regret. If you are one of these people, learn to say yes and let go. Leave the past behind you and fully dwell in the present. Letting go of the past is one of the most liberating things you could ever try in your life. Say YES and be free of your past regrets.
8. Say yes to traveling more
To astutely put it in Mark Twain's words, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” As much as it is a fun activity, traveling also helps one to become more enlightened and tolerant in life. Say YES to that trip that you have been constantly postponing.
9. Say yes to confidence
Be confident in life. Self-doubt is ok but in small doses. If you are the one who always seeks the approval of others, stop and take a more confident stance in life. Make your decisions and see them through. This will help you do things the way you want and gain autonomy in life. And whoever says autonomy also says freedom.
10. Say Yes to Spoil yourself
Do not spend your time trying to please others while forgetting yourself. Today, spoil yourself with some pizza, some ice-cream, or that much-needed vacation. Whenever you can, celebrate your small victories in life. Reward yourself for all that hard work you have been putting up. Learn to enjoy life's little moments.
Saying YES is really a good step towards a life of contentment. Live life fully and find many things to say yes to. Say yes to all those good things that make your life happier and more fulfilling.