You must have heard the phrase “seize the day” or “carpe diem.” What it suggests is to grab the opportunity, take the chance and make the most of your time and what you have right now and at this present moment.
You don’t have to wait until something happens or someone appears to feel happy and joyous. You don’t have to postpone and hold on until the right time comes to take action.
The past is an accumulation of what you have said, done and experienced. If you don’t like where you have ended up, you can start anew so that you can end up someplace else in the near future.
Remind yourself that life and living is a sojourn. It’s numbered.
No one knows how long we will last on this planet. Death is something that everyone will have to face sooner or later.
Here Are 12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day
1. Set Your Intention.
A great way to start your day is to set out a good intention upon waking up in the morning. You will attract good things and people to you if you condition your mind to expect favorable outcomes.
Remember that things that you experience on the outside begin inside you.
2. Feel Blessed.
Even if you are facing hardship in the present moment, you can focus on what you have. Being in good health is one of the reasons to feel grateful and blessed.
If you are ill, feel thankful that you still have a complete physique and a sound mind.
3. Be Mindful and Present
Watch your self while you eat, talk, work and do all the other things. This is one of the best ways to be aware and be present.
Be conscious of what’s happening around you. Hear the sounds. Smell the scents. Feel the wind.
Be attentive to your inner voices. Listen to what you are telling yourself. Are your self-talk empowering or belittling you?
4. Do What You Love – Love What You Do.
Time spent doing what you love makes you oblivious of its passing.
You spend at least 8 hours for 5 days of your life at work. So love your work.
If you are jobless right now, find one. Or look for an opportunity that not only will improve your financial situation but will make your happier.
5. Do Something Interesting or Different.
Find something different or exciting to do to overcome boredom and monotony. Think of a hobby that you would like to develop. If you like music for example, take up lessons to play a musical instrument.
Begin something new and finish what you started.
6. Avoid Complaining.
Don’t complain. If you don’t like something of someone, limit your association, change the situation or change yourself.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Some things and people are not worth the anxiety.
7. Be Kind to Yourself.
Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself well and with respect. It includes taking care of your health and personal hygiene.
Love your body, your individuality and accept you the way you are. But at the same time continue working on your personal growth.
8. Show Love Toward Your Family and Close Friends.
Your family is your inner circle. Your friends are the people who are there when you need them. Love them and they will love you in return.
9. Add Value to Other People’s Life
Do more than what you are paid to do. And do things to show your compassion and empathy toward others.
Listen attentively when people are talking. Teach others who need guidance. Offer support to those in need
10. Don’t Judge Others.
Don’t be judgmental. Even if you don’t understand why people do what they do, think good thoughts about them.
If people behave against your values and rules, remind yourself that they are being who they are.
11. Take a Walk in Nature
No matter how busy your day is, allocate a little bit of time to walk outside. It is great for your health. It helps you manage your stress and your moods.
12. Spend Time Alone
Spend a little bit of time by yourself. During this time of solitude, reflect, meditate and relax. Let go of stress and strains of the day.
Get to know yourself better. Use your journal to record your thoughts and activities.
There are a myriad of other ways to make the most of your day. What’s important is to make the doing fun and satisfying.
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