Every single activity you take on, how petty that might be, will one day be your last.
We live our lives like it is something we have to get through.
Do we really appreciate what we have now in this very moment?
As Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
The more we take for granted what we have in our lives, the more we see our lives as nothing is a miracle.
Unfortunately, many of us act this way until a bad event takes place in our lives.
When something dreadful happens, we instantly wake up.
That event shakes us out of our zombie-like state of mind.
Like we are in this constant trance which we awaken from as soon as there is devastating news.
We are then reminded that:
- Life is actually finite
- Nothing lasts forever
- All good things come to an end
- My life wasn’t actually so bad!
The key is to experience such an awakening before anything bad happens.
And bad things will happen! We will receive bad news sooner or later that will impact our lives forever!
You know it, I know it.
You just don’t want to start realizing what you have when that happens.
Therefore the practice of appreciation is a powerful one.
Get out of this daily trance and look at your life from a macro level.
Are you displaying gratitude? Do you show your loved ones how much you appreciate and love them?
Can you find those moments of happiness once you realize that at this very moment, of all the 200 awful events that can happen in your life, none of them are happening?
Practice gratitude and show appreciation for your life.
Your life is finite. It will all be over one day. You just don’t know when.
The more you start valuing your life, the easier it becomes to set boundaries for your phone.
It will become easier to say no to social media.
You will become more mindful of your time.
You will stop wasting your precious time on people you know nothing about or who don’t care about you.
Therefore wake yourself up every day for at least a few minutes.
Remind yourself on a daily basis where you are and what you have accomplished.
You don’t want to have any regrets in your life once that devastating event is about to take place or is taking place…