Not to sound morbid, but any day actually could be your last. That’s just reality.
This is not me giving you permission to make terrible choices, fritter away all your money, or behave badly towards others. This is just me reminding you to stay present and enjoy where you are. Giving you a friendly nudge so that you remember to speak your truth and tell people how you feel about them.
We talk a lot about doing this, but how often do we follow through? It’s one of those things we get inspired by and then easily let go. You hear your yoga teacher speak about it in class, make it your newest life resolution, then forget all about it the next day. Don’t hate on yourself for it – we all do this. Self-judgment won’t help. Awareness will.
It’s useful to write about it, if you’re the journaling type. Write an entire page describing what your perfect day would look like, if it was the only one you had left. This will help you see, in black and white, your true priorities. What do you really care about? In this world, where we are so often distracted and weighed down with an endless list of tasks, we lose sight of what truly means something to us. What you write may surprise you, or it may not. Either way, it’s a helpful tool to get rid of some of the useless noise.
Once you see what your greatest priorities are, make an effort to include more of them in your life. This is a great first step towards creating a happier existence for yourself. Don’t make excuses. Don’t tell yourself that you don’t have time for them. Make time. This is all that actually matters – if it’s how you would spend your last living hours, it’s fucking important. It’s up to you to put it into practice.
I believe that you can start to live your life with more joy and purpose, just by reminding yourself that your time is precious and limited, as it is for us all. It’s a simple way to stay in the moment. You’ve got this! Sending you love.