Tweet Share314 Pin Stumble6 Share10 +11Shares 331 I’ve gone through a lot of sometimes scary or just plain horrible things in my life. I’ve also experienced some great, joyful & very plentiful times. The one thing that I have concluded through both the good & the bad is how important it is to learn how to be content. It’s not easy to do and requires some creativity get there, but if you can tap into contentment, it can save you a whole lot of time & punishment. Being content doesn’t mean you’re happy with the present situation or circumstances. It simply means that you have mastered the art of being fine, no matter what the current conditions may be. You have the tools & know-how to live through the difficult. Here are my 5 steps to help you master being content Appreciate what you have Don’t dwell on what you don’t have or haven’t accomplished yet. Stop torturing yourself by coveting things that other people possess. You know, things like lucrative jobs, thriving businesses, nice cars, houses or the lifestyle you may desire. Try to focus on the things you do have and things that are currently within your grasp. Make the most out of them. As much as you can, work your current job in excellence and treat it like it’s top-notch. Take care of your current car, treat it like it’s the one you want. Make your home or apartment feel like the place of your dreams. Remember, there will always be someone else out there wishing, hoping and praying for the very things you have & take for granted. See the potential YOU have and be grateful for it all. Don’t live in the past Constantly thinking about what you used to have or used to do, good or bad, can lead to problems in your present. Concentrate on the now, on today and plan for the future. Count your blessings I mean this literally. Write them down and number your blessings. Your accomplishments. Loved Ones. Your job. Your business. Your skills. Let this be a constant reminder to you at those times when you may be feeling low or unsure of yourself and your life. Sometimes it’s hard to see that the good, at most times, really does outweigh the bad. Don’t be a cry baby I mean sometimes a good cry can be healthy and a way to relieve some stress, but remember, it’s ok to laugh too. At yourself. At life. If you can’t find the humor or can’t laugh, what other option is there? Sulk? Get depressed? Cry? Turn on some Netflix, YouTube or some Laugh Out Loud and get your laugh on. It’ll make you feel better. It’s good for your soul and your body. Laugh hard enough and you just might get in some ab work for the day, or pee your pants, depending on kegel strength. Stop complaining Complaining about things never changes anything. It simply leaves you in anger, resentment or confusion. Instead of complaining, why not express what you’re grateful for? What’s good? How can you make the issue or situation better? Stop talking about it and be about it! Try to do something to make a change or correction. Well Stars, I hope these tips will help you learn to master being content. If any of these resonates with you, let me know! Do you feel it’s possible to be content? Tweet Share314 Pin Stumble6 Share10 +11Shares 331The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. 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While I’ve not where I want to be, I can’t forget how far I’ve already come. I need to celebrate my incredible growth. Reply Jonna August 31, 2017 These are all really good tips. But that last one is clutch – no complaining Reply kimblekristin09 August 31, 2017 Great tips! As a single woman, I wrestle with contentment at times. And I absolutely have to laugh at myself sometimes for getting so bent out of shape over things, especially if I have no control over them! Contentment is necessary….it makes life more tolerable and enjoyable, and contentment will eventually breed joy and happiness that will attract great people and things into your life! Reply Kirstin N. Fuller (@thetravelindiva) August 31, 2017 It’s possible to be content but with certain things I don’t want to stay content for too long. The tips are great, living in the past is not a good thing. lol Reply TheMrsTee August 31, 2017 I Do feel it’s possible to be and remain content even in some of the craziest moments of life. I do it with many of the same tips you give here. For me focusing on the good of things (because there is always some good) helps me get through the bad. Great post – I truly enjoyed it. Reply rukunitl August 31, 2017 I simply love all of these tips on being content. I am actually in the process of actually putting these things into practice in my life. I really love that you mentioned appreciating what you have, counting your blessings, and not complaining these things are key with choosing to be content! Reply Danielle August 31, 2017 Great tip! As someone living with a chronic auto immune disease I have to remember how blessed I really am. Being content and living in the moment is something people really need to find the importance in. Life’s too short! Reply sensaishanal August 31, 2017 Yes, All of this! I would add, avoid people who are complaining, because you could be on your journey to being content and they want to be miserable around you. Great tips! Reply Hey Rock Star! 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