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Life As We Know It & As It Should Be

Caught up in a fast-paced lifestyle that you are not too sure why you are living? Take a moment to figure it out.

  • Life As We Know It

For most of us life is pretty mundane. You were born, went to school, gained some knowledge, got a job, worked….. worked…… and worked a little more. Some chose to have a family while others found commitment too taxing. Irrespective of the outcome, many of us continued with the same wake up-work-party/relax-sleep kind of lifestyle. And then, when we are old and grey and begin reflecting on life, we realise how much we have really missed out on. The top ten regrets in no particular being:

  1. Not spending enough time with family
  2. Giving up on love too easily
  3. Not speaking your mind
  4. Not going for that dream job
  5. And the dream house
  6. Never resolving a conflict
  7. Not saving up enough
  8. Not being true to yourself
  9. Not staying in touch with with friends
  10. Choosing to be unhappy (weird but true!)
  • The Problem

We are so obsessed with society’s opinion on things that we sometimes fail to pay attention to what is important to us. The truth is simple, we have a hard time being ourselves and find it easier being someone that others want us to be.   We are caught up in the past and the future that we fail to enjoy the present moment. We tend to ignore what can make us happy and focus on what bothers us.

  • Life As It Should Be

Pleasurable! Life shouldn’t be about existing, it should be about LIVING! It shouldn’t be about regrets and negativity.  It should be about enjoying every moment like its your last. It should be about taking chances. It should be about doing the things that make you happy. And most of all, it should be about making a difference. Waking up should be a joyful experience, working should be fun, enjoyment should be pure and relaxation is supposed to bring you closer to yourself.

And then one day when you are old and grey and you look back on the days gone by, the life you have lived should make you smile 🙂

Photo by: Andrew

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