How Do You Thrive? 5 Natural Ways to Thrive

How do you thrive?-5 natural ways to thrive

How do you thrive? 5 Natural Ways to Thrive

What does it mean to thrive?

According to standard definition, it 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.

It is something we all aspire to develop throughout our lives. 

It is an overall sense of wellness and trust in ourselves that we will continue to grow in a positive manner as time passes, and be able to meet the challenges that lay ahead of us.

 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 and by encouraging ourselves to do so. 

For some, this is easier said than done. 

There are many people who have tried to thrive, but who have faced too much difficulty in their lives, and they eventually give up believing because they think their life is just not cut out for it. 

For some, early difficulties in life have robbed them of their belief in their ability to thrive and seek professional help.

 Some may overcome their negative beliefs by finding a loving relationship. 

Sometimes, we enter really difficult times in our life when it just seems too hard- when we are grieving because of a death of a loved one or a relationship breakdown, or extreme financial difficulty or loss of a job at a late stage in life. 

I believe that all of us encounter times when we feel as if we are stagnating but there is no static cycle to thriving- the cycle between ups and downs may just be longer at times. 

Eventually, most of us get to a point where we think things have turned around and we are thriving and coping well with meeting life head on. 

 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, though the definition is of growing, prospering, and flourishing, is not always a case of thriving.

Sounds contradictory doesn’t it? Let me explain.

The tree that thrives in nature faces many obstacles.

 It faces potential destruction in its early stages by animals walking by that could possibly crush it underfoot. 

It 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 that thriving is not actually something that is achieved; rather it is something that one must aspire towards and to do that we must accept that we will face challenges.

Indeed in order to thrive 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.

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5 Natural Ways To Thrive

Motivate Yourself  

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 to thrive. 

Use it to grow, and to push you to the next level.

If you follow your passion, it does not seem like hard work.

 'Do what you have to do until you do what you want to do' is a great saying by Oprah that I use to motivate me when I am doing my work online.

I don't try to compete with others who have been working online for many years so I listen to their wisdom and try to add my personal touches.

In terms of achieving my goals, there is a saying that has helped me and really sticks in my mind.

 'If you continue to work on your goals, you may or may not succeed but if you give up you definitely will fail.' 

 Everyone is different so this may not do it for you, but it certainly does it for me. 

Giving up on your goals and dreams equals 100% failure. So find a positivity quote that motivates you and hits home base for you.

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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.

Another great quote that inspired me was 'If someone offers you a challenging task, say yes then figure out how to do it later.' 

This worked for me as I was a perfectionist and would shy away from things if I did not know the steps to get there!

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 thrive and by facing our fears, we will make the most of every opportunity that does.

Early in my career as a teacher, our placements and many promotions were based on numerical rankings. 

When I shifted to another state, I had to attend job interviews for the first time and I was highly anxious. 

The way I got through this was to say to myself' 'what is the worst thing that can happen?'

 The answer, of course, was that I would not get the job but I would gain experience. 

However, by pushing and preparing myself, I am happy to say that I was successful at 5 job interviews! So it was certainly worth pushing through my fears and anxiety.


Balance your life from the perspective of ‘Body & Mind’.

 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.

I learnt the hard way as I let go of all the things I enjoyed and just focused on work....... and paid the price for it!

 My close friend said that I had undergone a complete personality transformation as I was trying to be an excellent teacher in autism (autism was new to me) and I was also trying to be there for a partner and elderly parents.

I can now understand things that were beyond my earlier understandings and I write from personal experience, not from a psychology or medical degree.

Develop harmony

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 as 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.

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  1. nice site interesting information

  2. Thanks Ann-Maree for your positive comments.

  3. "Do what you have to do until you do what you want to do" - This is the perfect mantra to achieve success!

  4. Excellent post! I love your motivational vibe and encouraging words :)

  5. I like the distinction between getting by and thriving. Such an important concept. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. Nice post, Rosalie! Facing our fears is the biggest struggle that let us move forward and thrive. If we accept it and keep the balance, things get easier.


    1. Thanks fore taking the time to read and comment.



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