All we want in life is to find satisfaction. We are raised to believe that more money, a better job, or finding true love is the secret to leading a more satisfied life. But the answer isn’t found in material objects or other people, but rather within ourselves, who we are, and what we do.
Satisfaction is a skill that needs to be developed by practicing
Satisfaction is a skill that needs to be developed by practicing, like our other muscles or skills we may have. In order to find satisfaction, first, try to develop gratitude and gratefulness as a skill. Complaining all the time and focusing on challenges will decrease your energy level. Furthermore, it will continue to make your problem grow.
If you would like to stop the process of being unsatisfied, I suggest you start finding positive things in everything you do. Try to learn how to focus on the good things and practice that skill daily.
Sharing My Story
While I was in my 20’s, I received my degree and started to work for a high tech company as an engineer. I earned a lot of money (especially for a recent graduate), had a boyfriend that I loved, and had a nice job. But my soul felt that something was still missing in my life.
For the first time, I felt that something was “wrong” with me.
Start finding positive things in everything you do
“How could it be that I have everything I wanted and yet I still feel miserable”?
”How could it be that all of creation stands before me and yet I am still complaining?
And I came to the realization -- this job probably wasn’t my purpose. After twenty years, I looked at things from a different perspective and that's when things made a turn for the better.
So, my suggestion is to find happiness within yourself. The outside circumstances will never make you happy if you are not trained to be happy. Instead of finding reasons to be unhappy, focus your mind on the things that make you feel uplifted, stronger, and empowered.
Life doesn't need to be perfect.
A great exercise that can help you increase self-satisfaction is the use of daily self-affirmations. To do this:
- Download the ThinkUp app from the AppStore.
- Write down 10 things that you are grateful for.
- Choose music that you like.
- Listen to your personalized self-affirmations at least 20 minutes a day or before going to sleep.
Keep using these positive affirmations every day, and after one month, you will be able to look at things a bit differently. If you want, you can even share your progress down below to inspire other members of the community.