According to standard definition, to thrive means to grow, to flourish, to prosper.
This is a beautiful term, something that resonates deeply with anyone who wants to encourage and inspire wellness. In terms of wellness then, to thrive means that we are constantly encouraging wellness within ourselves, within our bodies and of course, within our minds.
This leads us to an awareness of an –all-pervading sense of wellness within our spirits. To thrive is something beautiful and it is something that each of us can learn how to do.
How Do We Thrive?
We thrive, quite simply by allowing ourselves to or by giving ourselves permission. We also thrive by encouraging ourselves to do the same. For some, this is easier said than done. There are many people who have tried to thrive, but who have faced too much difficulty and they eventually give up because they think their life is just not meant to be prosperous.
No matter how hard they try, something always gets in the way or pushes them back in the wrong direction. There are some things that we must understand about thriving, about constantly evolving, growing, and moving forward.
Knowing How To Thrive
To know how to thrive we must fully understand the process. Thriving includes growing, prospering, and flourishing even in the face of adversity.
To fully understand the concept, let me provide some real life examples with people and with nature.
A tree that is planted depends on nurturing from the soil, wind and water and yet faces many obstacles. It faces potential destruction in it’s early stages by animals walking by that could possibly crush it underfoot. A seedling has to compete with all the other trees and plants in the forest to get the sunlight it needs and even when it has fully matured still it must face gales and storms and through all of this, it must continue to strive towards thriving.
It can be seen then as not actually something that is achieved; rather it is something that one must aspire towards at all times in spite of adversity. In order to do that we must accept that we will face challenges.
Indeed, human beings are much the same. It is essential that we face challenges and it is also essential that we overcome those challenges or at least have a mindset that will strive to overcome them in order to prosper.
5 Natural Ways To Thrive
Without motivation, it is impossible to thrive. Motivation is inspired through passion, whether that is related to doing something for yourself or for others, maybe your passion relates to providing a future for your children. It doesn’t matter what motivates you, use your motivation and you will succeed to great heights. Use it to grow, and to push you to the next level.
Accept all challenges
When you are challenged, you are forced to thrive. This doesn’t mean that when somebody challenges you to a game of pool for example, and you win the match easily, that you are thriving.
No, a true challenge is something you find difficult, something that you cannot easily achieve, something that requires that you grow, or learn a new skill, or visit a new environment or face a fear, to achieve. This is true thriving, pushing your boundaries, expanding your limits, forcing yourself to thrive.
Face your fears
Fears, in every case are designed to limit us. By facing our fears, we are pushing ourselves into an area of life that we have been too afraid to visit. To truly thrive we must want to be able to do anything and we must be able to do everything without limitation. In order to do this we must allow the formation of mental barriers to what life presents us with.
Everything that comes our way can be used as an opportunity to persevere and succeed. The act of facing our fears will allow us to develop emotional stamina and we will be able to make the most of every opportunity we encounter.
Balance your life from the perspective of ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’. In order to truly thrive we must develop a way of life that promotes balance. If we cannot promote physical wellness then our mental wellness will struggle and the same goes in reverse. By developing balance physically and mentally, we allow our spirits to thrive.
Harmony is something that is very important when it comes to thriving. Without harmony, we face too much opposition in the world, and this opposition leads to restriction of our ability to express ourselves.
If we cannot express ourselves freely, we cannot thrive. Learn to accept what happens around you and even within you, be selfless if it encourages harmony and not only will you thrive, but you will see that everyone else that you interact with will also, in their own way, will thrive.