SUPERMODEL YORDANOS TESHAGER’S FIVE STEPS TO LIVING OUR BEST LIVES AND FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS
It's 2014. Ethiopian born Supermodel, Yordanos Teshager shares these five simple Steps to help us live our best lives and find true happiness.
Step 5 – Write a Plan
Write a plan for your life. Define how you want your financial life; your social life, your love life and your career to look and go to work in making this plan a reality. Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can indeed achieve.
Everything that was ever created or accomplished started out as a plan first. Having a plan for our lives, which we follow, helps us in living our best lives now and finding true happiness.
Step 4 – Count your Blessings
We must always remember where we came from. Counting our blessings and living in gratitude keeps us in direct communion with the Creator and keeps the door open for more blessings. Take out a piece of paper and write down all of the things that you’re grateful for. Counting our blessings and thanking the Divine gives us the momentum that we need to live in complete bliss.
Step 3 – Be comfortable in your own skin
No matter what it is that we may not like about ourselves. It’s important that we accept and love ourselves regardless of our flaws. Millions of Americans spend tens of millions of dollars annually on narcotics, alcohol, gambling and cosmetic surgery with the hopes of finding happiness.
Most times these temporary solutions only leave us with mounting debts, destroyed relationships and feeling worse than we originally felt. The best solutions to feeling good about ourselves is accepting who we are, choosing to love ourselves regardless of our present circumstances and trusting that with love and faith in the Almighty Divine Creator things will improve over time.
Step 2 – Do something you enjoy
Take a cruise to the Caribbean, go see your favorite Rock band live in concert, go bowling or visit the museum downtown. Start a new hobby like crocheting, gardening, drawing, hiking, bike riding or fishing. Doing things that we enjoy can instantly boost our level of happiness.
It’s easier to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, than it is to pick up the pieces, dust ourselves off and go out and enjoy life. If we’re really serious about living our best lives and finding true happiness, we must make every conscious effort to appreciate life, while we enjoy it and not get caught in a rut.
Step 1 – Invest in yourself
Buy yourself a new outfit, take a writing class, treat yourself to a day at the spa or open up a savings account. Whatever it is, do something nice for yourself and make sure you enjoy every minute of it.
This doesn't mean that we should run out and splurge irresponsibly. It only means that we should invest some money, no matter how small the amount, into bettering and maintaining our lives. If we don’t invest in ourselves, nobody will. It all begins and ends with us.
Yordanos Teshager was the second runner up for Miss Ethiopia in 2004. Since then she has gone on to grace catwalks for the likes of Rock & Republic, Osman Yousefzada and Giorgio Armani. She was featured in Vogue Italia in 2008 and served as UN Ambassador on a mission to Nigeria in 2012.
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