When you wake up every morning ready to face a new day do you ponder what it is that truly makes you happy? Do you take a moment from your routine (getting up, getting ready for work, commuting, working and then coming home again) to understand what makes you a happy person?
Most of the time our lives consist of To Do lists, chores, jobs and everyday life hassles. We hardly ever take time to just breathe deeply and take in the sights around us. We always put it off to when we have time, like the weekend, or our next vacation. Perhaps you can change that. What if you spent ten minutes every morning before you start your day thinking about all that you have to be happy about and what you can do today to add to that happiness.
Sometimes a simple deed for a less fortunate person can make us feel happy, sitting outside with a cup of coffee can make us feel peaceful, and just taking a moment break can help us regain our reasons for doing what we do. Remember that you go to work every day to make life better for you and your family, to pay for the beautiful house or apartment you are living in, to save for a bigger place, to work towards that European vacation and so on. We should add these goals and dreams to our weekly or daily To Do lists to keep us on track and to make us find more meaning in the everyday, mundane parts of our lives.
Sit back and imagine that beautiful place you hope to visit, where peace and tranquility will give you that relief from the everyday. Don’t put off those planned excursions for work and chores. Make them a part of your To Do list.
While doing that, make your family a part of your To Do list. Instead of the list of errands you are running this week, make a list of all the ways you can tell someone you love them, show them your love and experience their love. Life is too short to wait for these expressions of love. Sip in the moment, breathe in the ocean breezes, and take a pause to reflect on what your life truly means at the end of every day. A job can always be replaced, your life and your time cannot, so hold on tight to that which you love and want in your life.