With the death of many of our favorite Bollywood stars whom we looked up to, it becomes extremely important to appreciate what we have and start relishing our existence. As much as we hate it, the harsh reality is that the inevitable does come when it’s least expected. At times like these when there is uncertainty all around, I want you to cherish what you still have. Every moment. Every experience. Because as cliché or quoted as it might sound, life is indeed, too short to be sad. Actually, it really depends upon the people you hang out with. With the right ones, 70-80 years can be too short, and with the wrong people, the same can feel limitless.
Many a time, we stress over things which seem very important at that instant, but in the long run, hold the least importance. All I ask from you is to stop worrying too much about those and start taking such problems lightly. Try and learn to move on, and take life as it comes because trust me, you don’t want to regret not doing something you wanted to. It’s never too late to begin doing what your heart says as it’s always the right time to do what you love.
There is a listicle I’ve created that I wish to keep in mind while I live life. You should add these to yours too:
- Do what makes you smile. Your friends might make fun of you, but honestly who cares? We all, I repeat, we all are either born with certain passions or we develop them over time. It is too important to ignore the fact that to stay happy, you have to follow your fire. If you haven’t decided on a career yet, great, you have lots of time to listen to your heart and pursue one accordingly. You’ll see, life will turn out so much better for you. If you think you still don’t know what fascinates you, try out your hand at every single job. That brings me to the next point which is
- It’s never too late to take different experiences. Packing your bags and taking off to ethereal sights, learning and playing an instrument you’ve longed for, meeting someone so special you forget all your gloom; are all THRILLING experiences. 72-year old Meher Moos from Mumbai, India is a foodie and traveler who has been to 180 countries out of 195 in the whole wide world. Now tell me what’s your excuse?
- Try to be excited about every damn thing, even the littlest ones like going to school after a long weekend or maybe waiting for the next Sunday and planning how you’re gonna spend it. Being excited makes you want to live. If you feel like your routine is monotonous, you can always bring that excitement yourself, like plan a virtual date with your best friend and look forward to that.
- Once we grow up, it’s the ordinary life we gonna miss the most, so try not to complain when there isn’t much happening. Appreciate that normality while it’s there. You might be feeling like your school, college or workplace is the worst place ever, but once you’re out, you’ll reminisce on the same places. Like they say, “We didn’t know we were making memories. We were just having fun.” So why not take pleasure while you have it?
- Express love through non-materialistic as well as materialistic ways. If you hug your family frequently, I’m super proud of you. If not, that might be because it’s been reaalllyy long since you guys last did and now, physical affection is an awkward process. If that’s the case, you could send them pretty notes saying ‘I love you’/ ‘Thank you for everything’, or you could give them gift cards and allow them to buy their thing. That’s not awkward at all!
- Set aside any three worldly pleasures that you absolutely adore, and make sure you never think twice before investing in them. In my case, it could be books, clothes, and yummy food. If I really like something expensive but reasonably priced which falls in one of these categories, I’ll buy it because it makes me happy. For you, it might be art supplies, video games, makeup, or just anything worth the money. Go ahead and make that small investment in your happiness.
- Start absorbing the little things around you. Remember the last time you were on a car ride, and you actually peeped out of the window, instead of scrolling up your phone screen? If not, you’ve been missing out on such wonders the world has got to offer. Promise yourself, even if you’re simply commuting, you’ll be on the lookout for the beauty outside your world. Seeing little kids playing or a group of friends clicking selfies will definitely bring a smile to that beautiful face of yours.
- Practise gratitude. Here, I might be guilty of not practising what I’m preaching, but I’ll try and I know you will, too. The reason that most of us are unhappy is this: we aren’t satisfied with what we have. Start your morning by penning down 2 blessings you’re grateful for, and do this everyday. Seek to make things unique, but repetition is allowed. Think of the thousands of refugees and people in crisis, and you’ll know exactly what to write 🙂
- Enjoy the journey! After all is said and done regarding the destination, one mustn’t neglect the beautiful ride which is going to take them to where they desire to be. Be hopeful, make new friends, take on adventures. There will be struggles and there will be times when you wish like giving it all up, but at times like those, remind yourself, that it is worth it. The endurance for a better future is worth it. YOU are worth all of it.
There shouldn’t be decisions you regret when you’re old, but even if there are, stop regretting and start living. It’s never too late to learn; learn to stop caring about what others think, learn to do what gives you that thrill. It is rightly said,
You will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.Agreed?
That was a loooong post, thank you for staying, my friend! We all crib about how life sucks and how unjust the world has been to us, but if everyone feels that way, who is life really fair to? See! No one. I could do another post on a list of things that are worth living for, let me know in the comments if you’d like that!
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