- Do you not take care of your body?
- Do you not challenge your brain daily?
- Do you stay in your comfort zone and ignore opportunities (disguised as challenges) for positive change?
- Do you surround yourself with like-minded people, so there is no need for self-reflection or growth?
If you said ‘yes,’ to one of the questions above, you might be acting carelessly with your life. Today, like every other day, which has come and gone, only shows up once. Once the clock passes midnight, it is gone forever and it never returns.
We do a really good job of making time feel as though it is not constantly being taken from us because we repeat so many of our routines daily, day in and day out, so many days can bleed together, feeling very much like one homogenous entity.
Create a more meaningful life, by getting out of the rut.
You can think that’s it’s no big deal and one more day of ignoring your mental and physical health is not going to kill you, but it is, slowly but surely, it is.
Slowly, but surely, the days become weeks, then months, morphing into years, slowly, but shockingly into decades and then, eventually, into a sad life story.
Who wants to leave this game (of life), knowing that they did not give it their all? Wouldn’t that suck? Like, supremely suck?
I know all the excuses you are going to pummel my way:
I do not have the time to exercise: Lie.
I cannot afford to go back to school: Not true.
I have failed before, so I already know what will happen, if I do try: Absolutely not true. You do not lie down and accept defeat as a final destination, but rather, you get up and try again, and again and again until you do reach success.
So many people are just scared.
Scared to change their mindset, scared to make themselves uncomfortable, scared of being judged, scared of failing or scared of change, but being scared is just a feeling. Being scared is not a real, tangible thing, it is an assumption your brain has made, based on habits, which you have concretized through repeated actions, year after year.
- Yes, you can lose the weight and live a healthier lifestyle; a thirty-minute walk is better than a thirty-minute chill session on your couch.
- Yes, you can get a new job, but you will have to apply and deal with a lot of rejection in the process.
- Yes, you can find a partner, but they will not just magically appear on your couch, during your sixth hour of a Netflix-a-thon; they are outside, in the world, you have to go find them.
Everything we want is on the other side of fear.
Everything we want is on the other side of bad habits, which have impeded our view of a better life.
Everything we want is achievable, but without sacrificing your time or energy, nothing is attainable. Everything will stay the same if you are always trying to protect your time and energy.
What you are protecting them for? Time and energy do not go with us when we die. They are entities which are expended during your life.
We all have bad days, but a bad life? That’s the very strategic, conscious, daily choice of giving up on yourself.