Live Life Like Each Day Is Your Last
It was when I was binge watching episodes of my new favourite TV show that it hit me. When was the last time that I lived life in the moment, like each day was my last? When was the last time that I lived with reckless abandon and felt the wind running through my hair? We all do it, I mean live life as though it was a structured routine. We go to the same places and go to bed at the same time. We bemoan all the things we can’t do and make excuses for why life is not going the way that it should be. I have lost count of the amount of times I have made excuses for not being able to go on holiday or go out because of money issues. But it is my own fault, I am hopeless at saving money and its only when I get trapped in compromising situations that I realize that I have to make a change. We always say we ‘cant do things’ and have an excuse ready to back up our arguments but is it really true? Sure I technically don’t have any money and am in a lot of debt but if I actually focused on the ‘doing’ rather than the ‘saying’ then maybe it would become more easier to live in the moment.
You hear these stories of people taking the plunge and quitting their jobs without a backup plan. I used to think that they were being rash but now I am not so sure. Isn’t life about living each day like it is your last and making sure that your dreams become a reality? We work so hard to please others and become chained to corporations day and night to make our living. Whatever happened to living to the beat of your heart and not giving a s**t about tomorrow? After all tomorrow is another day and today is the present, live in it. I read an article in the paper the other day and it made me think long and hard about my future. They stated that the reason the majority of billionaires are self-made is because they live ‘with action’ and not wait to see whether their dreams work out or not. They live not by the rule book but by trial and error and are not afraid to make mistakes. While we may sit at the back of the classroom too scared to say something wrong they don’t give a s**t and will gladly offer a opinion whether its right or not. But how does that constitute as living life in the moment?
Living life in the moment is not just about making spontaneous decisions but it is about learning to embrace the world around you. I will be the first to admit that I live my life in fear. I am scared about the future and I am scared about death but if I spend my whole life being scared then surely time will slip through my fingers? Then it will be too late. But for now there is still time, I can be the person I have always dreamed of being, if and only if I follow my heart. My heart is not always rational and it often causes me to make mistakes but when I go with my brain I am restricted and can make limited choices. If it was up to my mind I wouldn’t live such an unstable lifestyle and would be in a profession that would make me money but where would be the fun in that? I don’t want to join some corporation just because it can put food on the table. As a freelancer I work long hours for very little pay but truth is despite my complaining I followed my heart and my heart knows best.
When I lost my angels last year-one young, one old- it put life into perspective for me. No matter how old or young you are death can come for us at any time. But we shouldn’t be afraid, if we make sure that we do something a little out of the box each day then we will know that we are living in the moment. I want to live life in the moment because it makes me feel alive and like a friend once said, we should be grateful that we are still alive. 2016 might have been the year where we lost loved ones and celebrity icons alike but we can’t keep chaining ourselves to the past. Its like when I was asked how I am so grounded after being abused and bullied as a child, teen and adult. I replied ‘ if I let the past define me then how could I move forward’ and I still think that philosophy is relevant today. We have all been victims at some point in our lives but the truth is we are survivors too. And do you know what survivors do? They live in the moment…
Do You Live Each Day Like It Is Your Last?
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