5 Ways to Live More Fully in 2023

You may have heard the phrase “living life to the fullest”. But, is it actually that easier than saying? Many people actually fail to do so. If you are about to make more half-hearted, stale resolutions for 2023, it is urged that you consider something different this year.

Whatever has made its way onto your resolutions list—be it the nearly universal goal to quit smoking or something more original—there is an underlying motivation that everyone’s resolutions share: you all want to feel differently than you do today, says Shivani Sadhoo. Mostly, you interpret this longing to feel different as a message that you need to have more, do more, look better, and many more.

This year, what if the goal was not to change your life but to alter how you feel about and engage with the life you have already created? What if you could truly notice and sink into moments of joy and peace contrary of rushing ahead to your next task?

You can start to live more fully, meaningfully, joyfully, and intentionally right away. You don’t have to wait until you quit smoking, get a different job, get the right partner, etc. Eminent psychologist and marriage counselor, Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares 5 ways to love more fully this year.

Right View

It essentially entails seeing things as they are. It involves understanding the nature of things, free from ignorance and any bias. This is your endeavor to understand the natural laws of the world, including yourself, your habitual ways of being, and how they serve you. It means seeing clearly the reality of yourself and the world around you.

Right Intention

This principle refers to noticing and being intentional about the mental energy that drives your behaviors, like your cravings, jealousies, and hatreds. These emotional experiences are not repressed or rejected; rather, you simply accept the arising of these emotions without letting them generate behavior that is unwise or unkind. Also, you actively cultivate your commitment to ethical behavior and grab opportunities to improve yourself.

Right Speech

This principle refers to paying close attention to your words and avoiding lying and harmful speech. It also extends to self-critical internal speech, which is dangerous to your own self.

Right Action

It has to do with behaving in manners that are non-harmful to self and others. It includes no killing, stealing, or sexual misdeed.

Right livelihood

This principle is about being intentional and ethical in how you make a living. You do not make a living off of the suffering or harm of others. This principle is made to reduce harm to others and help you live with greater peace and less shame and guilt.

Additional ways

The above five points are perhaps incomplete without the motive of the right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation.

When you think about the right effort it is about the fact that you must exert genuine effort in the proper amounts and directions in an effort to reap a better life.

While right mindfulness is about paying close attention to what is happening in the current scenario without any judgment or bias.

While meditation is your training arena for forming the capacity to stay mindful and see clearly the nature of your own mind.

Now you know what you need to do to start living your life fully. Come on, embrace these qualities and give your life a new dimension.