World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is September 10th – World Suicide Prevention Day! It’s a reminder that people are suffering in silence, feeling like there is no point in living.

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But whoever you are and wherever you may be, just know someone cares for you. Even though you feel lonely or you think no one will miss you, please try to reach out for help. I am here for you as are other people and groups around the world.

The stigma around mental health is slowly but surely fading away. It is becoming part of the conversation. And with that change, we can get to the point where we reduce and ultimately prevent suicides.

Here are some tips for you and for those who are contemplating suicide:

Spotting the Warning Signs of Potential Suicide

According to the Beyond Blue support service in Australia, there are several signs to look for in people who are considering taking their life:

  • Substance abuse
  • Isolation from friends and family

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Besides developing your observation skills, you also need to cultivate good listening skills. After all, underneath the usual conversations is a constant desperate plea for help.

Make yourself available to others and go beyond common greetings. Dig deeper and get to hear that they are doing okay.

What about you? How can you take care of yourself to ensure you no longer think about suicide? Keep reading to find out.

Taking Care of Yourself

Life is difficult but you can navigate through it with some changes to your lifestyle. Here are tips on what you can do:

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These simple tips are just the beginning of the journey. Mental health is a lifelong issue. I’ll be praying for you and your loved ones. Be Blessed.

 

Daily Addictions That Take Away Your Freedom

Every day, there are things we do – often times unconsciously – that hurt us without our knowledge. You see, when we hear the word ‘addiction’, our brains immediately think of substance abuse. Yet, there are other types of addictions that complicate our lives and enslave us.

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We look around and start asking, “Why is this or that happening to me?” Take for instance when you get angry because someone isn’t listening to you. Or, maybe you are frustrated because someone doesn’t trust you. 

The truth is our world is just reacting to things we are consciously or unconsciously doing.

Perhaps, they don’t listen because you complain about the same thing every time you speak. They could be struggling to trust you because you make too many excuses.

As a result, you might find that you are no longer free to do the things you used to do. In all aspects of your life – from social to professional – you feel boxed in.

So what are these insidious daily addictions and what can you do to make your life better? Keep reading to find out.

7 Daily Addictions You Need to Take Control Of in Your Life

The dangerous part about some of the things we do is that we don’t see what effect they may be having on our lives. To add to that, how those actions affect other people and eventually bounce back on us. Thus, to defeat our enemies we must name them, understand them, and control them.

Here are seven daily addictions that are working against you:

Constant Complaining

As mentioned above, complaining has a negative effect on others. The occasional whinge is expected since life is not straightforward. However, constant complaining is off-putting.

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Not only that, but complaining puts you in a negative mind-frame. It puts your body in a state of stress, thereby triggering the release of the stress hormone Cortisol. The more the stress kicks in the more likely you are to get angry, fearful, and emotional. You may even lash out at others.

High levels of Cortisol in your body can lead to anxiety and depression. It can also cause headaches, and heart, memory, and digestive problems.

Thus, imagine the damage to your body and to others if you are always complaining about things. It’s a very costly addiction.

To deal with it, consider cultivating a sense of gratitude. Try also to put a positive spin on every situation. Come up with constructive ways to resolve whatever problem you are complaining about. Last, learn how to meditate.

Habitual Social Media Use

Experts continue studying the adverse effects of addiction to social media. It’s amazing that something so innocent and useful could turn into an actual problem. But now, we know the overuse of social media has links to mental health problems, such as depression.

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The habitual social media use causes distance and conflict in relationships. It keeps people at home rather than outside getting fresh air. Going out is useful for relieving stress and warding off depression.

Moreover, social media overuse affects work and prevents you from getting anything done. Then, later at night, it can keep you up for hours thereby limiting your sleep.

At a much worse level, you’ll find people trying to use social media in dangerous situations. For example, when using power tools or when driving. This endangers the person and those around them.

To stop your social media addiction, try setting specific hours to access and use the site. Turn off the notifications to limit the constant checks for new messages and replies. Make more time for people and switch off your device when you are around them.

The Coffee Madness

Let’s face it, it’s unlikely the haters will win the ‘War on Coffee’. Various people have been trying to dissuade coffee lovers from drinking it to no avail. Even so, it is important to point out the excessive consumption of coffee and its effects on everyone.

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According to research, about seventy percent of American consumers drink more than one cup of coffee daily. No wonder there is a coffee shop on almost every corner. Unfortunately, coffee contains caffeine, which causes many harmful effects.

The dangers of drinking coffee include insomnia, headaches, indigestion, hypertension, and heart attacks. You can also get glaucoma, diabetes, and suffer miscarriages.

Break the cycle of coffee dependency by weaning yourself off. Or, you can quit cold turkey. Whichever way you do it, take control of the situation. Because if you do, you’ll reduce your anxiety and fend off depression. You’ll be less irritable and you’ll get better sleep.

An Excuse-Filled Life

Have you ever met someone who has an excuse for everything? It can be annoying listening to them. Whatever goes wrong, they never point the blame at themselves. There’s always another explanation.

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Though it’s easy to make excuses, there is no way to escape the consequences of your actions. Eventually, the outcomes will catch up to you. That’s why people find accepting blame to be a bitter pill.

Failure to accept responsibility is dangerous. It prevents you from confronting your fears and your guilt. As such, you will never move forward. Once you find yourself stuck, you’ll likely spend the rest of your time complaining. It’s a vicious reality. Plus, you already know how complaining will have a negative effect on your body.

Instead, confront your mistakes, accept them, and learn from them. Don’t hide from your responsibility to complete a particular task. Make better decisions and manage your time well.

Change your mindset and do not fear failure or even owning up to it. Face it and use it to grow. Focus on your own strengths. Don’t succumb to the pressure of comparing your life to other people’s lives. We all have our own stories to write.

Spending Time with Bad Friends/Company

There is no value in spending time with bad friends. For one, it will make you cynical. Second, there is a high chance you’ll get in trouble. What’s worse, they may make you compromise on one of your cherished values.

Despite this, our desire to love and be loved – to be part of a group – makes us make the wrong decisions. You are willing to block the warnings from your brain that being with this group isn’t beneficial.

Ultimately, your desire to socialize becomes the reason for losing your freedom. Being part of a bad group doesn’t help you. You don’t belong there.

Rather than change yourself to please other people, be yourself and see how things go. You might find that you have something in common with them.

Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, said:

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Follow the rule above and you’ll be able to attract better friends into your life.

Living the Routine Lifestyle

It is important for children to have a daily routine. It gives them a sense of safety, normalcy, and consistency. As you get older though, you need to challenge yourself every day.

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Sadly, most people settle into routines. If you were to sit on a bench somewhere, you’d notice the same people passing there every day. A deeper look and you’ll notice they follow each other in the exact same order everyday. How can something unplanned work with such precision?

The reality here is many of them are living on autopilot. It’s like an addiction to everything staying the same; comfortable even. That’s not the way to live!

Switch things up. Have a purpose that you pursue every day. Visit areas you’ve never been to. Try dishes you’ve never tasted. Leave behind the boring routine lifestyle. Because you’ll grow and discover new things and yourself, and you’ll use it to make a difference in our world.

Take Back Your Freedom

As you can see, it is easy to fall into the trap of various addictions. We may not notice what we are doing and that’s how we end up feeling trapped.

Stop complaining, overusing social media, and taking too much caffeine. Take responsibility for your life, shun bad company, and do something new every day. These steps will lead you to freedom.

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You’ll understand that even though some days are painful, you can still make it through.

Have a purpose for your life and pursue those goals diligently. Know that distractions create an opening for bad habits, such as substance abuse. Once you get hooked, it will be a lifelong struggle to overcome substance addiction.

Set aside time to meditate and rejuvenate your mind. If you are religious, use the power of prayer to bless your life’s efforts. Remember to pray for others as well. It is this thoughtfulness that fills your life with satisfaction and contentment.

If you can take only one thing from this post, it is this: Watch your habits that they may not become addictions. Whatever you’ll be focusing on will determine how your life ends up. Take back your Freedom!

Happy (Belated) New Year

If I thought the last months of 2018 were going fast, then this first month of 2019 has redefined what ‘fast’ means. I can’t believe we are already down to eleven months.

I hope your dreams, goals, and prayers come to pass.

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Be blessed. Have a Great Year.

Are You Waiting For Someone to Save You?

We wait, and we never turn on our full potential because we are hoping someone else will swoop at one point and save us.” – Kate Northrup

How is it that other people seem to do more and achieve more than others? Are they more special? Do they have more time than others? What is it?

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The main reason people achieve amazing things is that they’ve taken charge of their lives. The rest have big dreams and write-up special plans but never take action.

Fortunately, there’s a way to change this reality.

Barriers to Living a Successful Life

People never stop to think about it, but the barriers to a successful life lead back to the individual. Here are some of them:

1. Tough Seasons in Life

Everyone experiences seasons of suffering and happiness. The problem is many stay stuck in the pain and suffering. Not all problems can be fixed with a positive attitude though. You may need to seek professional help to guide you through your suffering.

For the rest, it’s about accepting failure, either consciously or unconsciously. You resign yourself to your fate. You don’t even make an effort to get out.

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2. Poor Attitude/Mentality

There’s this saying: “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.”

It is true about many people. They don’t want to do anything but complain when things don’t work out. If they do get something done, it’s always a half-hearted attempt.

3. Blaming Others

A key trait of non-performers is their ability to find someone to blame for their failures. Other times, they blame the weather, traffic, internet, machines, or something else. Never once do they point the finger at themselves.

4. Procrastination

Procrastinators have poor time management, self-regulation, and motivation to achieve their goals. They always find a way to not do what they planned to do.

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Maybe subconsciously, whatever they want isn’t what they truly want. Otherwise, they would find a way or the motivation to chase their dreams.

5. Lack of Purpose

This ties into the previous point. If you live a purposeful life, you’ll have the motivation to take action. You are inspired by your goals and the results you expect to see.

It’s safe to say there are more points we could add to the list above. But the ones above capture the essence of it all. So what can we do to get out of this rut?

Keys to Living a Successful Life

Deep down, many people are waiting for someone to come and save them. They are hoping some mysterious relative will bequeath them his or her wealth. They are hoping some CEO will bump into them on the street and give them a job. They are hoping they will scratch a raffle ticket and make millions.

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Sadly, this dream never comes to reality. Maybe it does for some, but not for most people.

You have to take charge of your life and take action toward your dreams.

Here’s how you’ll do it:

  • Read more
  • Plan a goal that inspires you
  • Think success and take steps
  • Meditate and hold a clear vision of the life you want
  • Adopt a positive attitude toward work, life, and relationships
  • Cultivate great relationships and seek advice from successful people
  • Help others achieve their goals
  • Choose how you’ll spend your time and become productive
  • Track and measure your progress
  • Pursue a healthy lifestyle to prevent avoidable diseases.

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If you faithfully do these things, you’ll start seeing improvements in your life. And once the momentum kicks in, YOU’LL BE UNSTOPPABLE!

How to Unstick Your Life

The first quarter of 2018 is over, which means it’s time to review your progress. Are you fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions or did you ditch them already? Is it looking likely you won’t accomplish anything noteworthy for another year?

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You see, this is something that happens every year. On the first day, everyone is excited and looking forward to what they can achieve. Then, slowly by slowly, the wheels on the train start coming off. You are stuck and right back in your usual pattern of going through the motions.

Luckily, there’s a way you can unstick your life. Keep reading to find out what the problem is and what you can do to fix it.

Reasons Why People Get Stuck in Life

Only about nine percent of people feel they achieved their resolutions. This goes to show how much people either veer off course or get stuck in their current life path.

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Unfortunately, a side effect of this is it leads to stress, discontent, and sadness. It may make you feel like a failure. And if it was something really important you needed to do, your self-esteem and respect may take a big hit.

There are a couple of reasons why people get stuck in life. These include vague goals, procrastinating, poor attitude, and taking on too many projects. You may also be managing your time poorly or letting others discourage you from your goals.

All these reasons serve to create the perception you did nothing all year. Yet, sometimes, people end up accomplishing other things they didn’t plan for. Even so, failure to follow through on your stated goals means you ended up away from your life path.

As John Robert Wooden, multiple NCAA championship title-winning coach, once said, “Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”

Steps to Get Your Life and Goals Moving Forward

Since time won’t stop anytime soon, it’s up to us to get our lives and goals moving forward. Otherwise, we’ll get to old age, look back, and realize the great opportunities we wasted.

Here are some steps to help you unstick your life and start achieving your goals:

1. Find Your Purpose

Many people struggle with the idea of finding their purpose. What they don’t realize is they don’t need to sit around brainstorming to find it. That’s why some have ended up with a written purpose that doesn’t match their true nature.

Try this instead; Go out and take action in many of the things you love doing. You’ll find there’s one thing sticking out to you. It will be something you’d be happy to do even if you didn’t get paid (though everyone needs to get paid to survive).

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Your purpose will be something inspiring. It will get you out of bed very early. It will leave you longing for each new morning to arrive faster because you have unfinished work.

2. Deal With Burnout

One reason for the lack of progress in work, relationships, and life is burnout. It lurks within you crippling your desire to get anything done. It stifles your creativity, reduces your enthusiasm, and makes you feel tired all the time.

The problem is people don’t realize they are burned out until it’s too late. Their work suffers, their relationships strain, and their goals become a distant memory. They are just going through the motions.

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We are meant to enjoy life despite its ups and downs. To do this, though, you need to take good care of your body. Thus, take a break once in a while to rejuvenate. Eat well, practice a healthy lifestyle, and get a balance between work and play.

3. Make Actionable Plans

A key element missing from most resolutions is the “How”. While people write what they want to achieve and why, they forget to write how they’ll get it done. As such, they end up stuck because they don’t know what the best approach is.

Instead, write down actionable plans. Do you want to lose weight? Fine, why do you want to lose it? Okay, how do you plan to lose it? Will you run, eat better diets, wear slimming clothes, or work out at the gym? How many times do you plan to do these things? How will you track your progress or measure your results?

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This process is crucial to getting you moving forward. Your brain will be asking what the next step is and generating an answer. This will give you momentum to achieve things in other areas as well.

The more you do, the more motivated you’ll be to get more done. This motivation will energize you every morning and you’ll be checking your list to see what you need to do.

4. Manage Your Time Better

Time management is another Achilles heel of most underachievers. It seems like the day always ends before you’ve done anything of note. Yet, during the day, you were the busiest person alive.

How does this happen?

Well, it goes back to the nature of your goals. They are only a statement on a piece of paper. They are not actionable. As such, you go through the day like a ship without a sail. You are going where the wind blows.

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Many overachievers give a simple solution to this issue. They urge people to choose three things to achieve that day and work on those. This gives you a target you can hone in on throughout the day. You won’t be swayed by the usual distractions such as social media or chatty co-workers.

You should have a detailed system for achieving those three goals. Outline the needed actions and achieve them one-by-one.

5. Never Give Up

Another obstacle to fulfilling your goals is giving up when the pressures of life hit you hard. Your boss could be the one hindering your progress. Or, it could be forces beyond your control.

This is where many people stop. They lift up their hands and say, “I tried”. That’s the wrong attitude. You must want to achieve your goal at all costs. The only way to want it that badly is by understanding why the goal is important to you.

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Make a plan of action with your “why” in mind. Find solutions for every obstruction. Can you talk to someone else? Is there a different approach?

Start small and build momentum. Every small goal you achieve will lead you to the big one. And if obstacles and people put you down, never give up!!!

6. Get an Accountability Partner

It’s easier to achieve your goals when you have someone backing you up. Whether it’s in the gym or on any other issue in life, you need an accountability partner. This should be someone who cares for you and wants to see you succeed.

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If that’s not possible, hire a personal life coach. They can help remind you what you are working toward. They’ll also light a fire inside you when you start procrastinating. As you continue doing things you don’t like, you’ll discover you are moving closer to your goals every day.

Begin Moving Your Life Forward Again

Applying the steps above will help you start moving your life forward again. Get clear on your goals, make them actionable, and start doing a bit at a time. Stop procrastinating and choose what you’ll accomplish each day.

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Within no time, you’ll find your resolutions and any other goals are almost complete. Unstick your life and achieve your dreams.

“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

Burnout Will Ruin Your Life – Here’s What You Should Do

Have you ever sat somewhere feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally fatigued? If you were not ill, you were probably suffering from Burnout.

Burnout is a job killing, life-sapping state that hits you when you least expect it. The Mayo Clinic adds that job burnout also includes doubts about your competence and your work value. You lack the motivation to do anything and everything seems overwhelming. It’s like a heavy weight on your shoulders that no one else can see.

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According to workplacefairness.org, some American companies give their employees some time off to prevent burnout and to improve employee morale. Other companies are making it mandatory for their employees to take their vacation days because they know that a burnt out employee will be an unproductive employee.

What are the Symptoms of Burnout?

While there are many ideas why burnout occurs, I believe the simple way to summarise these ideas is to label the cause as a sense of defeat in multiple situations, that is, at work, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Examples of such situations as outlined by HelpGuide.org include loss of control, doing boring or unchallenging work, procrastinating, work-life imbalance, and unclear or demanding job expectations.

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Once these situations get out of hand, you find yourself suffering from symptoms such as:

  • Chronic exhaustion and stress
  • Lack of motivation to do anything
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Frustration and Irritability
  • Unproductive and inefficient work
  • A weakened immune system due to overwhelming stress
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of apathy, hopelessness, and loneliness

Having these symptoms especially over an extended period will ruin your life. You have to do something to start feeling better, enjoying life again and feeling that you are making a difference in life and at work.

Tips to Help You Overcome Burnout

Realising that your life has lost its sparkle is the first step to getting better. The next question becomes, “What steps can I take to get out of this funk?”

There are several things you can do:

  • Take a Vacation

Dropping everything you are doing and taking a trip can do wonders for your health and your outlook on life. When you are exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally, it’s like you are stuck in a rut. Going somewhere new helps you get perspective on what is going on in your life and the steps you can take to fix it. Just relaxing on a beach somewhere can be cathartic.

Spending some time outdoors is also beneficial because the sun is good for your health. According to Harvard Health, the sun gives you Vitamin D, which counteracts seasonal affective disorder (SAD), otherwise known as winter depression.

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  • Talk to a Trusted Friend

A problem shared is a problem half-solved. Talking to someone helps you get out of your head, where you have been so focused on your problems that you couldn’t see the solutions. Talking makes your mind start thinking about new ideas for your life. It is also always comforting to know someone cares enough about you to be willing to listen to your problems.

  • Balance your Work and your Life

Working relentlessly without taking the time to talk to your friends and family can sap your joy for life. In a TED Talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, he concluded that their 75-year old study on what makes a good life is by building good relationships.

Once you start making time from work to go see your kids in a play or to meet and make new friends, you will start feeling happier and more connected to the world around you. Many of the people suffering from depression have no one to talk to and no support system to help them bounce back from whatever problems they are facing in life. Don’t let that happen to you.

  • Start Exercising and Eating well

An often-unstated means of combating many physical, mental, and emotional problems is through exercising. Working out releases chemicals called endorphins into your system. These chemicals reduce stress and make you feel good and positive about your life.

The second part of this is eating well. When your body is not getting the essential nutrients obtained from a balanced diet, you will not be operating at an optimal level. Your body will also be under undue stress, which can weaken the immune system and lead to illnesses such as heart disease. Malnutrition causes fatigue, which, in turn, affects how productive you will be.

  • Rethink Your Goals and Your Life

Sometimes our lack of motivation in whatever we are doing comes from the fact that it is not what we are supposed to be doing. It’s not the thing that excites you so much that you forget you haven’t eaten anything. Therefore, you have to find your purpose in life. Look for whatever it is that makes you happy; something that you are willing to learn to be great at doing, and that helps you meet all your basic needs.

If you are doing something you don’t love, it will take all your physical, mental, and emotional strength. Moreover, at some point, you will feel overwhelmed and exhausted; that you can’t take it anymore.

There is no need to live such a life. You can make a difference in how you have been living. Do it today!

Start Living Your Bucket List Today!

Bucket lists – somewhat sad depending on how you look at them.

You see, in our culture right now, many people only begin to work their lists when it’s too late. A doctor announces that you have a few months to live and, all of a sudden, things that were at the back of your mind suddenly become important.

Frankly, that’s the sad part.

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Most people are not living. They are deferring their lives to some future unknown date when they expect to be miraculously free to live…finally! Apparently, they will be free from work, free from their responsibilities to their spouses, free from their responsibilities to their children, and free from everything that has been (allegedly) standing in their way all this time.

“I want to travel the world.”

“I want to learn how to play a musical instrument.”

“I want to spend more time with my kids.”

“I want to start my side business.”

“I want to go sailing.”

“I want to see the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.”

Oh, the lists are endless…

Most people will never get even half of them done.

British Playwright James M. Barrie once said, “The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”

Just look at the yearly resolutions. Many people end the year with the same list they had at the beginning. Things will never change unless you make that decision.

A New Approach to Living

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When YOLO (You Only Live Once) started trending, it carried a negative connotation of people who don’t realise the extent of responsibility in life. Was it just something young people say? For example, can the head of an organisation with employees who depend on him/her go out to live his/her life or do they have to conform to a scripted life so that everybody under their leadership gets something for their families to eat?

Perhaps, there is another way to look at this. A better way. Why can’t the boss live and still create a great business that meets the needs of employees and customers? Why does it have to be an either-or proposition?

The above predicament is why there have been numerous discussions about life-work balance in the last few years. People know they are missing many things because they have to work to get the pay cheque. For example, some parents barely see their kids. They either leave for work early or get home late when the kids are already asleep. Their children’s entire childhood is passing right before their eyes and they can do nothing about it.

Our cultures create the expectation that you have to work very hard and save up some money so that you can do everything you ever wanted once you retire from your job. That’s sad.

There is a lot of living that people are missing. The time to live is NOW. The time to hold your loved ones is NOW. The time to be quit that dead-end job is NOW. The time to start doing something you’ve always wanted to do is NOW. The time to take risks is NOW. Do everything NOW. You don’t know what awaits you tomorrow.

Someone who postponed going jogging every day is now in a wheelchair. Someone who always wanted to sing has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The person who never took the time to enjoy their surroundings is now blind. Several people in different parts of the world have just suffered a stroke and their lives are changed forever. How long do you plan to wait before you start living?

Effects of Living

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This is what living will do for you:

  1. Make you Happy

You will be smiling from ear to ear and you will have a great positive energy about you. You will create great memories with your friends and family. You will be healthier than many other people in the world will. For years, researchers have shown there is a link between negative emotions and poor health. Having a positive outlook on life (e.g. being happy, optimistic, enthusiastic etc) makes a great difference to your health.

According to a Harvard Magazine article written by Sara Rimer in 2011, Associate Professor Laura Kubzansky from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) said, “It looks like there is a benefit of positive mental health that goes beyond the fact that you’re not depressed.” She also added, “Everyone needs to find a way to be in the moment to find a restorative state that allows them to put down their burdens.”

  1. Help you Grow

The more you do, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you grow. The more you grow, the better you will be at making decisions that will affect your life. Some people are stuck in jobs they don’t like but a trip away from the office gives them a new perspective of what they would want to do in their lives.

  1. Give you Perspective

When you are not living, you tend to have a narrow view of the world. When you push your boundaries, your skills, or your experiences, you get a sense of what’s important to you and how you should react to things that are out of your control.

There is an African saying that says, “If you think you have problems, go visit a hospital and you’ll see people with bigger problems.” (Paraphrase). The idea behind this saying is to give you a perspective of what you are going through.

  1. It will Inspire you

Living is inspiring. You find yourself wanting to do more things; trying new things. Every day you wake up energised because you look forward to what the day might bring. That’s usually not the case with depressed people. They can barely get out of bed. They have nothing to look forward to. They don’t have hope for the future. They are so miserable that they push everyone they love away.

You will find that when you are inspired to live your life to the fullest, other people gravitate toward you. Many opportunities will also start presenting themselves in your life. You might even end up changing careers if that’s something you were thinking about.

  1. Fill you with Love

The most important thing in life is love. When you start living fully, you will draw love into your life and spread love to others. It will be a perfect cycle. Many people in the world are desperate for love, but you will be overflowing with it. That’s what you get when you start living.

So what are you waiting for? Make your bucket list today. Do not wait until you are about to die before doing something about it. Start living your bucket list TODAY.