8 signs your life is actually more awesome than you realize

Daily life can be viewed in one of two ways – completely ordinary or absolutely extraordinary.

It’s quite easy to think and feel like life is boring, mundane, and downright unimpressive compared to everyone else’s.

But oftentimes, it’s all about how you choose to view life.

It’s like that thing people say about social media. The people whose life always looks so cool online could be looking at your feed thinking that your life is oh-so-cool, too!

Your life could be way more awesome and impressive to other people than you realize.

The trick to figuring this out is to stop for a minute and smell the roses to find what pretty awesome things you have in your life.

Keep reading to learn the 8 signs your life is actually more awesome than you realize!

1) You have good friends who you can message anytime and rely on for help

Having good friends that you can message when you’re feeling up, down, or need a bit of help is a pretty awesome thing.

As studies have shown, good friendships can boost your happiness, reduce stress levels, improve your self-confidence, and help you process life’s trauma.

If you have a stable friendship group from when you were in school or college, this is particularly something to be grateful for.

Not everyone makes friends for life when they’re younger or has a group of people they can rely on.

So if you’ve got it, treasure it! And make sure you give your friends a bit of appreciation every now and then.

2) You have a stable job with good career prospects

Ideally, if you’re working a job 9-5 from Monday to Friday, you want it to be something you enjoy doing.

But even if your current job isn’t quite your dream position, if it’s stable and has good prospects, that’s a pretty good thing to have in life.

With a job that brings in consistent money every month, you can (hopefully!) keep a roof over your head, have good food in the fridge, maintain your hobbies, and enjoy plans with friends in your free time.

Plus, if you have the luxury of being able to quit your job and start again in a new industry, that’s a pretty awesome feeling, too!

3) You can plan things to look forward to (even if you never do them)

Planning things that get you through the working week is a great way to make use of your free time and feel happier with daily life.

If you have spare cash, free time, and someone to enjoy things with (even if that’s just yourself!), that’s a beautiful feeling.

Even if you’re saving money or finances are tight right now, you can still plan free activities to enjoy alone or with friends and family.

Like joining a running club, visiting parks on the weekend, watching the sunrise on the beach, or seeing loved ones for a stay-at-home coffee.

Either way, if you can make plans for the future and give yourself things to look forward to, that’s pretty awesome.

And your life is probably better than you realize if you remember that you can plan cool things for the future any time you like!

4) You can vacation at least once a year

I think I speak for many of us when I say that there are few greater feelings than booking a vacation, counting down the days, and having a much-needed break from work!

Being able to vacation at least once a year, whether that’s with a partner, friends, family, or even on your own, is a pretty amazing thing to be able to do.

Taking time off work allows you to explore somewhere new, switch off from the world, and spend quality time with your loved ones (or just yourself).

Even if it’s just a budget trip to an Airbnb in your area or a neighboring state, it’s still a little break from your normal day-to-day routine – and it’s something to hold onto when life is getting you down!

5) You can go to sleep any time you like

sleep anytime 8 signs your life is actually more awesome than you realize

Remember the days when you were told what time you had to go to bed?

And even when you really, really, really wanted to stay up, you had to trudge into bed and end the day?

Even though you may be somewhat hindered by your working hours, being an adult means you can choose when you go to sleep.

So, provided you don’t have any other responsibilities, there’s no one stopping you from going to sleep at 7pm because you’re tired and/or want to wake up early tomorrow.

Or 3am because you really, really want to finish your book or that new series that’s just been released.

And that’s a pretty awesome feeling!

6) You can go outside or open a window anytime to get some fresh air

If you work remotely, in an office with windows, or drive a bus for a living, chances are you can probably open a window at any time to get some much-needed fresh air.

While this may not seem like a big deal, it’s a luxury you can miss if you don’t have it.

I remember when I used to work in retail, I would spend 8+ hours indoors in a building with no direct sunlight or fresh air.

There was no way for me to breathe in anything new or even see the sun on my skin.

But if you spend your working days by a window, and you can open it anytime to get a dose of fresh air, that’s pretty awesome.

7) You can walk to work in the mornings

Fresh air is good for your mind, body, and soul – especially in the mornings.

Studies have even found that it can naturally wake you up (helping you ditch the morning caffeine fix) and boost your concentration and productivity.

Not everyone gets to walk to work. Some have no choice but to sit in traffic, ride the bus, or catch the gloomy subway.

So if you get to walk to work in the fresh air, even if it’s just for part of your journey, your life is probably more cool (pun intended!) than you realize.

8) You can work remotely from time to time

Even though remote working is super common nowadays (with almost a third of US workers – around 22 million people – working from home!), there are still so many people who don’t have that luxury.

Despite the downsides to working from home, there are so many positives when you take the time to notice them.

You can wake up earlier to go to a gym class before work starts without having to rush to get ready or carry around a big sweaty bag of clothes all day.

You can make home-cooked meals for breakfast and lunch, using any and all ingredients in your kitchen (and save money at the same time).

You can run errands in your downtime throughout the day – like doing your laundry, calling your mom, or booking your vacation flights for the summer.

You can even take a nap or start prepping dinner for the evening.

There are so many possibilities when working from home, and if you take the time to notice all the advantages of it, you’ll see just how awesome it can be.

Final thoughts

It’s easy to get caught up in the negatives of daily life – especially if you’re unhappy in your job or are feeling a bit run down.

But no matter what’s going on in your life, there is often more beauty to be found than what immediately comes to mind.

Romanticizing your life and appreciating the little things you can do is a pretty awesome feeling.

And if you find yourself able to do many of the things on this list, your life is probably way more awesome than you realize!




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Tina Fey

I've ridden the rails, gone off track and lost my train of thought. I'm writing for Ideapod to try and find it again. Hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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