10 Things People Who Love Their Lives Do Differently

How many people do you know that truly love their lives? Sadly, it’s becoming a rarer thing to witness in today’s world. Many people proclaim to be extremely happy, fulfilled individuals, but feel frustrated and discontent behind closed doors. However, fulfillment isn’t something that can be faked or acted into existence.

What most people don’t realize is that in order to turn your reality into one that you truly love living, you need to learn how to do lots of little things differently. There are many small disciplines, perspective shifts and emotional states that we all have to master before we can awaken to a happier, simpler, more fulfilling life.

Here are 10 things people who love their lives do differently:

1. They Learn To Set Boundaries With Others And Create Possibilities For Themselves

Healthy boundaries define who you are in relation to others. Setting clear expectations about what you accept and tolerate can define how others treat you. It’s important to set these boundaries in order to allow yourself room and freedom to grow as an individual.

Learn to be selective and say no. Turn down requests for your time that are unwanted and unimportant. Set clear boundaries for unacceptable behavior. People often just treat you the way you allow them to treat you. By setting this precedent, you’ll deal with less drama and situations you don’t want to be in.

2. They Don’t Bother Trying To Make Others Like Them 

They like themselves and they are the only people they ever answer to. You could like them. You could hate them. You could even pay them no mind whatsoever. It doesn’t make a difference to them because they don’t care what others think of them.

They do what they do because they decided to do it. They aren’t trying to gain your approval or acceptance. They don’t want to be part of your team because they’re a team of their own. They live their lives the way they see fit and if you like them for it, great. If not, then so be it.

3. They Flow With Life, Not Against It

When everything in life seems to be going wrong, most people panic and start making dramatic changes immediately rashly. Sometimes in life, you have to go with the flow. There will be tough days and really good days. Regardless, you need to stay grounded and no that the next day can be completely different.

4. See Problems As Challenges

The word “problem” is never part of a happy person’s vocabulary. A problem is viewed as a drawback, a struggle or situation that needs to be dealt with. Meanwhile, a challenge is viewed as something positive like an opportunity, a task or something they must accomplish. Whenever you face an obstacle, try looking at it as a challenge.

5. They Eliminate The Excess To Make Room For What’s Important

Our lives are constrained by one overwhelming limitation: time. We only have 24 hours in a day to live our lives. It’s important to take a step back and think about how we fill that time up. If you’re filling that time with unwanted tasks, you’re taking time away from something you might love doing.

A good life isn’t often about having more, it’s about having less. When you eliminate things like unnecessary tasks or toxic people, you’ll find more time for the things that bring you joy into your life.

6. They Love Their Friends But Don’t Rely On Them

Friends are tricky because they aren’t really yours, are they? You don’t own them. They are their own people who have their own wants and needs. They are people who will always put themselves ahead of you and your goals. Friends are great to have, but relying on them too heavily will leave you disappointed.

Those who live happy lives have very close friends, but they keep their independence in order to avoid those moments. It’s the lack of independence and relying heavily on others that often comes to ruin friendships or all relationships for that matter.

7.  They Have Goals

Happy people are always working toward meaningful goals in life. While they care about outcomes, they are more concerned with who they are becoming than where they are going. They never stay stagnant in life and always set expectations for themselves to push towards.

8. They Follow Their Passions

Happy people have the ability to find and pursue their passions in life. They have found a way to tailor their lives in a way that allows them to spend their time doing what they love. They work hard and make sacrifices along the way, but they make sure to spare time to do follow their passions.

9. They Appreciate What They Have

In many ways, happiness is uncovering what you already have. Buried beneath your insecurities, discontentment with life and projections of what “should” be, you can find the inherent happiness within your own being. Take some time each day to be grateful and blessed for all the things you have instead of concerning yourself with what you don’t have.

10. They Live In The Moment 

One of the unhealthiest things people do is living in the past or solely for the future. As mentioned earlier, our time on this planet is limited. There is no better time than the present and you need to enjoy it. It’s great to cherish the past and set goals for the future, but don’t forget to soak in the moment that is now.


In the end, loving your life is about trusting your intuition, taking chances, finding happiness, cherishing the memories and learning through experience. In this post, I shared with you 10 things people who love their lives do differently.

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