Friday, 28 April 2017

Why Living in the Moment is Everything

The expression, "Live every day as if it were your last" has been said over and over again. Growing up, I've heard this a thousand times. And I always thought I understood it, but never truly followed it.

Think about it. If today was your last day on earth, what would you want to be doing? Where would you want to be? Who would you want to be with? All these sound like simple questions, and you probably have a variety of answers.
So what are you doing today?
Are you going to work, to do a job you hate with people who push you down instead of lift and liberate you? Are you going to be stuck in an office wishing you were somewhere outside away from the irritating tap of keyboards and high pitched shrill of incoming phone calls?

Of course, you have to consider an income to provide for yourself, family and loved ones. But that income doesn't have to be made in a stuffy office, or in retail being ear bashed by rude members of the public. Find a way to live off your passions! Create, write, make, draw, discover, experiment, take care of others, be with animals, farm, bake, build - limitations are only created in the mind, break those and your life is yours for the taking.

Our time on this earth is limited. And living every day as if it were your last is such an under-rated statement. If you live each and every minute, filling it with something joyous, something you have a great passion for, or with someone whom you love unconditionally, you are hardly going to look back on life disappointed. Living a full life, bursting with happiness and diversity is the most uplifting experience there is to offer.

Why are we waiting to live every day to the fullest? What is it that holds us back? Keeping us in our mundane 'everyday life' routine, with the mindset of 'One day I will go travelling' or 'I'll go back and finish my degree one day' - If you were told you had one year to live, what would you do? Would you still want to be where you are now? If not, then why are you wasting your time? Life is so delicate, and can be snatched from us within seconds, without warning. 
Why run the risk of living a life that bores you, brings you stress and unhappiness. With you constantly putting off the the places you'd love to go, the career you'd love to have, the people you love to be with? 

How do you positively know that today is not your last day on this earth? 
Truth be told, you do not.

Tell your family and friends that you love them. Don't hold grudges. Kiss your partner goodbye when you leave for work. Take each and every moment as a gift, as we truly do not know what we've got till it's gone. 

Live today, as it could well be your last. 

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1 comment:

  1. Just what I needed, as always, Katie. It's so beyond true. For myself personally, I have dreams of what I want to do and yet here I am doing the same thing I was doing yesterday. This summer I am trying to really make an effort into living a full life with the people I love doing the things that make me happy. I hope to continue doing that and really take in as much as I can. Thanks for the motivational post to go and do it. Love it <3333 xoxoxo