6 Things You Should Avoid Doing To Lead A Meaningful Life

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Having a meaningful life doesn’t come easy. It requires you to weed out the negative and unhealthy ones giving way to the one that brings you happiness and joy.

Here are things you should avoid doing to lead a meaningful life:

Stop believing that you know everything

Your teacher was wrong to you. The phrase “I don’t know” is not a sign of foolishness or shame. It is in the state of not knowing that you discover something new altogether in life.

What can you do? 

  • Look within. Question your beliefs How true are they?

Closing your ears to the world

You do not need appreciation and admiration all the time. Sometimes you also need someone to point out your weakness brutely.

Lazy people close their ears to valuable feedback from the world. They avoid new perspectives and all-important feedback.

What can you do?

  • Invite healthy criticism. 

Stop labelling life

A lazy mind labels life. They label things and store them in the existing folder of their minds.

They categorise life on what’s important and what isn’t. They believe they know everything about life and are happy in their limiting beliefs. 

What can you do? 

  • Are you quick with judgements?
  • Observe yourself when you listen to someone. Are you silent in your mind? 

Having a bad taste for life

Irritated? Look within. See the things that make you angry and the ones that often make you complain.

What can you do? 

  • Be aware of the lazy mind.
  • Ask Yourself! Are you busy seeking out escapes? 
  • Are you overindulging in sensory pleasures and other forms of amusements? 

Forming a horror story about the future

Our future is always in the realm of the unknown. We all have our lives hanging in between the two sides- good or bad. 

So, if a single thought about the future scares you, you have already set your way to create a horror story. 

What can you do? 

  • Predict your future based on your current reality of life. 
  • Stop creating stories but plans to execute.
     

Not taking out time for self-care

We are super-busy in filling our lives with more and more. But what about taking care of the one who earns?

Make a little time to devote love to your body. Look out for ways to take care of yourself.

What can you do? 

  • Oil massage yourself. It helps to boost and regenerate the cells of your body. 
  • Clean up your diet. Work on strengthening your body and muscles. 

As it’s rightly said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”


These are some of the books that can help you to discover meaning in life.

1. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

2. The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris

3. Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life – Edith Hall

4. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle

5. Of Human Freedom – Epictetus