Make Everyday Matter 

Inhale. Exhale. Make every breathe count.

Here’s the thing; we’re all struggling to fit in and find a spot in this so-called ‘rat race’ called life. What is the race all about any way? Why do we take it so seriously? Why are we constantly after something we’re not even sure of and not making every single day of our lives matter?  

Stop. Take a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale.

According to Richard Branson, there’s no necessity of separating work life and play/personal life. One must simply find a balance of the two to make a life. If you aren’t finding some form of enjoyment in the daily work that you do, if there’s no passion towards the career you are building, if there’s no sense of happiness derived from the everyday job, then what’s the point? 

In order to make your every day count, be sure to fill it with a career, a job that satisfies your passion and aspirations. Once you begin to find enjoyment in what you do, when there’s a smile spread across your face at the end of a hard days work, it is then that you come to realize, the hustling and the bustling is worth it. If it isn’t, you’re simply wasting your own time.

Do something fun while also setting goals for yourself. Visit a new city or country every four months or six months of the year. Do something you’ve never done or thought you could never do. Set experiential standards that will both enrich your personal life and also motivate you. 

Your goals do not have to be extraordinary to matter; all you need are ones that will work for you and enable you to become a better version of yourself.

Challenge yourself. 

Push your limits. 

This doesn’t mean you have to go to extreme lengths of any sort, but give yourself a positive and encouraging nudge every now and then. Pat yourself on the back when you’ve accomplished something. Reward yourself when you’ve achieved a goal. Treat yourself to a massage, a new dress or book, a holiday someplace you’ve never been before, or indulge in a fancy dining experience; whichever way you choose to celebrate overcoming obstacles and challenges in life, don’t forget to take a deep breath and appreciate the journey that got you there.

Life doesn’t have to be all work hard and no play. It’s okay to have a break every now and then because you deserve it. Capture these moments, whether in the form of a photograph or keep a journal. Most often we tend to let life’s best moments pass by without truly living it and then as the years go by, memories tend to slip by as well. One way of capturing them in by taking a photograph or actually writing down how you felt in a personal journal.

It’s easy to sit back and watch the day/s go by but more often than otherwise, we tend to lose track of time and suddenly it’s a week, a month or even a year later that we’ve come to realize how much time we’ve wasted. 

Don’t let this happen too often; your time is now. 

Make it matter.

Good luck!

Emotions

What are you feeling right this second? It’s somewhat a feeling between lost and bewilderment. I’m a little confused, a little sad and a little annoyed.

Why? Because I’m stupid and I let things get to me… I know in my mind I shouldn’t but my heart is so carefree so that I let it guide me and allow me to feel things I shouldn’t.

What kind of things? Wonder.. love. The kind of love that doesn’t exist. The kind of love I’ve made up in my head. The kind of love that doesn’t let you down or hurt you in any way. That kind of love…. the perfect kind of love..

Why let your heart decide over your mind? I don’t know how to answer this… I guess it’s because I’ve always let my heart decide. I feel so much and it’s easier to choose and make decisions therefore with my heart when there’s so much of emotions going on inside me. My mind on the other hand is a bit cold and I never liked letting it decide for me.

But now you’re hurt…aren’t you? I am. Very much. It’s like this burning sensation inside of me. This awful heaviness in my head. This hurtful ache in my heart. And yet I know there is nothing I can do about it.

You led yourself into this..didn’t you? Yes. I admit wholeheartedly.

What do you intend to do now? I pray… I pray that I should be okay..someday if not now. I pray for patience and I pray for peace within myself. I pray that God leads me wherever He wants to take me and I am okay. I do not want excessive happiness but I do not want to feel sadness either. I just want contentment . I want to be okay. I know I’ll get there…. but I have to admit the journey is long and hard. It’s a painful test of my strength and integrity, my faith and my wilfulness.

Will this help? I can only hope…

Why not confide in someone? Why should I… I do to an extent but that’s it… How can I depend on someone so much? Wouldn’t that cause me more hurt in return? Should I not be self-sufficient?

It’s easy to talk things through with someone close to you.. Do you not trust? I do… with my heart. I trust wholeheartedly and then it’s like coming around in a full circle… I can relate my whole life story and get attached so easily. And then in one moment… one wakeup call from reality… I am back to where I started.. Cause it’s easy to let others know your story… it’s easy to talk about what’s hurting inside of me but in reality, it doesn’t solve anything does it? All I am doing is letting my emotions out… once that’s done… I am back to square one.. I feel lost, wonder and bewilderment.