You don't need a million bucks in the bank to feel like a millionaire.
Society tells you that living like a millionaire means fancy neighborhoods, nice cars and luxurious vacations.
But, like much of what society says, this is a lie.
You don't need the material trappings of the world to feel like a millionaire.
I gave up a high-flying career, a six-figure job and fancy suits a few years ago so that I could live a more authentic life. Every day today feels abundant and wealthy. I'm telling you, it has nothing to do with money.
If you want to feel like a millionaire every day, do these 9 things daily.
1) Be generous and grateful.
Spend a bit of the day being generous and giving. You don't have to be wealthy to give. Giving is a practice you build up no matter what your station in life is. If you can't give money, give your time. You don't have to look very far to give. There are opportunities all around you, from volunteering to mentoring.
A similar way to feel abundant is to count your blessings daily. Think about all the small and big things you're grateful for. Yes, everything from the internet and Wi-Fi to having transportation and a job. Be thankful for all those things you take for granted. With every blessing of gratitude, you'll feel even more abundant.
2) Follow your dreams.
Following your heart's desires will help you feel abundant beyond measure. Most people never start on their dreams. Many others have buried their dreams for the sake of their professions or careers.
Acknowledge your dreams and figure out how to bring them alive. When you're working on your dream, you will feel like you're on top of the world. You don't have to quit your job to pursue your dreams, either "“ that's what the lunch hour and after-work hours are for.
3) Do work you're passionate about.
While you're at your day job, do work that you enjoy and that is meaningful to you. If you're not passionate about your day job, look for parts of the job you do enjoy and focus on them. If you hate your work and industry altogether, look to transition out. Take more classes outside of work, talk to mentors about other specialties and determine how you can do work that will help you jump out of bed in the morning.
4) Spend time on your spiritual pursuits.
A little bit of focus on your spiritual or soulful nature each day will help you feel abundant. Create a few minutes a day to do something that connects with you spiritually. It may be a meditation, a prayer, an affirmation, reading a spiritual text or something as simple as a walk in nature. A quick visit to the temple or reading your favorite scripture may be all it takes for you to feel awake.
5) Spend time with people you adore.
Get rid of toxic relationships and unhealthy friendships. You don't have to remain friends with people for a lifetime. You have permission to end relationships and embrace those friendships that uplift you.
Spend time daily with people who make you laugh, who are there for you during tough times and whose company you genuinely enjoy. Schedule time with uplifting and kind friends throughout the week.
6) Say "no" often.
Another quick way to feel abundant is to do only those things you enjoy and, again, with people you enjoy doing them with. If you say "no" often to things that don't fit and activities that don't align with your values, you'll feel more joyful each day.
Say "no" to those things that don't serve you so that you can enthusiastically say "yes" to those things that do. The more you say "no" to what doesn't fit, the happier, freer and more exciting your days will be.
7) Feel good and raise your vibrations.
You'll feel like a millionaire when you're in a state of ecstasy. And no, you don't need to be turned on to feel fantastic. Use the power of visualization and changing your body language to feel good. Think about those things that make you feel good and shift your energy from negative to positive.
Have some favorite memories, people or positive life events in mind. Whenever your energy is down, reflect on those positive memories to boost your energy and your mood.
8) Embrace your emotions.
Abundance means a healthy relationship with your emotions.
Instead of suppressing or repressing your emotions, speak out your emotions. Write them down or share them with a friend. Emotions are usually taboo. Men even see emotions as a weakness, but they are certainly not.
Emotions are the fabric of our day-to-day lives. They form the internal make-up of all of us and we can use them for good. Embrace your emotions, share them with people you trust and be willing to be vulnerable with them.
When you're emotionally connected, you'll feel fulfilled. You'll want to connect with more people at an emotional level.
9) Eat well and take care of your body.
Your body is your greatest wealth. Treat it well and you'll be rewarded with good health and a long life.
Throw out the junk food and genetically modified food. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits. Drink water.
Get some daily exercise. Move your body instead of spending lazy days in front of the television. Small daily habits of movement, even a short walk, will help you build your stamina and energy for more active workouts.
Your millionaire life awaits. Put some of these actions into practice today and see how rich your life feels. When you're feeling this abundant, who needs a million bucks?