Most of us live like they’re going to live forever, but let’s face it – it probably won’t happen.
I’m an optimist but an important fact we should never forget is how mortal we are, and how short life is.
The point of you being reminded of it each day is to realize that our time is limited and it’s too precious to be wasted. Keeping that in mind will also make you appreciate things more, be grateful and enjoy the present.
So here are some things life is too short for (that, unfortunately, we spend too much time doing):
1. Holding grudges.
That’s so wrong. It’s harmful and you don’t win anything by doing it.
It means that you’re holding onto something bad someone has done to you in the past, you keep resentment in your heart, and probably a desire for a revenge.
But whatever that person has done, it’s in the past. There’s nothing you can do about it. And instead of ruining your present moment by keeping this anger, why don’t you let it go and forgive that person?
This way you’re setting both you and him free and each of you can go on with their lives.
2. Having a job you hate.
Everyone that has a job he can’t stand, with people he doesn’t like, a boss that is treating him bad, no motivation to work, low salary and that spends his all day thinking about its end, is slowly dying.
Come on, life is too short for that! Be brave, take control of your life and at least find another job.
3. Waiting for the perfect moment.
If you’re doing that, I can tell you one thing – it will never come. Not because it doesn’t exist, but because you don’t know where to look for it.
The perfect moment is right now, right where you are. Nothing is more precious that the present and the sooner you realize it, the faster you’ll start experiencing it.
4. Hiding your feelings.
If you don’t show them now, then when?
If you feel something, please express it as strong as you can. Your expectations may not be answered, but it’s better than keeping it all in yourself.
5. Not traveling.
We live in a beautiful world. And whatever you think you’ve seen, there’s much more out there.
Life is like one big book and your place is just the introduction. So dive into the world of traveling and do whatever it takes to make money and time to go some place far away.
6. Living the way others want you to.
Seriously, life is too short for that. Everyone around you has so many ideas of what you show do, say and think, that if you let them take control, you’ll have no voice.
Living by someone else’s standards isn’t living at all. So do something about it.
7. Being a materialist.
It’s not about the stuff you have, but about what kind of person you become, what you do with your life, how you treat others and what you leave behind.
Belongings don’t matter. Money is needed so that you can have enough, not more than it. And everything else is just material stuff.
8. Stressing over things you can’t change.
There is only one thing you can do about them – acceptance.
Seeing things as they are and realizing that’s the way they should be is a relief. It sets you free from unnecessary worries, stress and fears and lets you live happily and simply.
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9. Spending time with people you don’t like.
Such a waste of time. You don’t need them, and they definitely don’t need someone that doesn’t like them. So just let everyone follow his path.
10. Not doing things you enjoy.
Life is too short to do things you hate, but also not to do things you love.
For me, life is too short not to write. For you, it will be something else. Find your thing, dedicate yourself to it and feel the greatest contentment.
What do you think? Which of these do you spend time doing and how can you change that?
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
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