“Live today. Not yesterday. Not Tomorrow. Just Today. Inhabit your moments, don’t rent them out to tomorrow”
We miss many years not sharing our love with people who matter to us. We start thinking about the things we would regret not doing or not expressing before we die. Just by someone asking you if you had a bucket list, you realize that you were living for tomorrow so much that you took today, this very moment, for granted. But what if tomorrow never comes? What if you won’t have time to express your love, to say the things you needed to say? Hard but, that’s the truth.
All this time, I lived to work and for my goals planning for future, but I forgot to really live for present.
I know I’m not the only one living like this. Most of us get caught up in our daily routines and habits and responsibilities, and we forget to live and have joy or forget about the things that are important besides making ends meet. When we are in a survival mindset, we can’t think outside the box. All we see is the fear of what would happen if we don’t show up in the same exact way we always have and how it’s going to affect our lives short- or long-term.
We’re scared that when we change we’ll lose our assets and we’ll put ourselves in peril, or we’ll lose everything. This is how we’re habituated.
We are forgetting to live today in order to survive for tomorrow.
Does it have to be this way?
I realized that by changing my focus, I could change the quality of my life. Two things came to me that could help me resolve the conflict I had with working a lot and feeling as if life was passing by without me living it. Most of the time, when we want to make changes we think about the extremes, all the way in or all the way out. So I thought I needed to change a couple of things and I started with:
First by being Grateful, and it changed my emotional and mental state, new opportunities that came into my life and gave me the ability to express myself through them. Being grateful instead of taking all those things for granted makes a huge difference.
Second I understood my needs and knowing that friends and family, my relationships, are very important to me. It’s important to make time for them and nourish my already existing relationships and friendships and cultivate more meaningful connections in my life.
I have to accept it will never be perfectly balance. Everyone is different, and everyone has different needs. However remember to;
Cherish Your Loved Ones
Your loved ones are there for you during the good and the bad times. They are often your cheerleaders and support system, and their love is unconditional. It’s so important to cherish your loved ones and make the time for them because when they are no longer around you will wish you had one more moment to spend with them.
Too often, we get busy in life and forget about the importance of staying connected to those we love most. Call your mom, visit your friend, and make the most of the short time you have on this planet before it’s too late.
Prioritize Your Health
If you want to live a long and healthy life, you must start prioritizing your health. I truly believe anything you want in life is possible as long as you have your health. Nothing else will matter if you get sick or pass away tomorrow because you didn’t make an effort to be as healthy as possible today.
Stop Taking Everything Seriously
Too often we get caught up focusing on all of the little problems and challenges we face on a daily basis. We stress and worry about things that we have no control over. We obsess over our flaws or mistakes and waste time trying to fix them.
Life is Too Short
We live with the mindset that there’s always tomorrow, but tomorrow is not given to all of us. If you want to quit your job, make a plan and do it. If you want to find your soul mate, then put yourself out there and find him/her.
Take time to care for your body, your health, and to eat healthy food, get exercise, spend time with loved ones, meditate, share your love and kindness with others. You may not get a chance to do the same tomorrow.
We are only ever guaranteed today, so stop waiting for tomorrow