It’s completely normal to desire something more – clothes, friends, money. But obsessing over what’s lacking in your life can make you feel very dissatisfied.
Today, take a moment to acnkowlegde all that you do have. How’s your health? Are you free of disease? Do you have a roof over your head? What about your friends? Are you in healthy relationships? How’s your relationship with your mom? Your kids? Your partner?
In order to fully appreciate your life, take a look at it from a stranger’s perspective. What would a completely objective person say about your life? Start by examining the physical – what you have (clothes, car, home, objects), then look a the emotional goods – your relationship with your family, friends, and partner. If you have to, make a list of it all. When you’re done, look at it from a big-picture point of view.
Sure, life can always get better and we should make it a point to make improvements. Life would become stagnant if we didn’t strive for something more. But first, you have to acknowledge and appreciate all that you have now. Life really is good.