Life begins and ends with you. It is all too easy to use time to rattle off numerous reasons why life is harder, tougher, sadder or more challenging for you. Why waste the time though!
We each have the same 24 hours in our days to make use of. You and you alone get to choose how you will spend them.
If you dedicate 8 to sleep and 8 to work, you still have 8 to fill and fulfill. That’s 56 untapped hours each week. A whopping 2952 hours a year waiting for you to tap into and utilize their potential. How do you choose to spend them?
A reminder though, you can not bank or store them, so spend them wisely.
Sure, sitting in a corner, hiding from life, and passing blame is one option. Bending to conformity, shying from self expression and breathing beige is another. I encourage you to explore the third option though. Let’s have a look at what is behind door number 3 shall we?
What if you owned your life? You were 100% connected and committed to you. You live large. You embrace change. You are you - whole heartedly, unwaveringly and unapologetically.
Life is your creation and your responsibility. Everyone else is busy “doing” their life, they don’t have time to “do” your life for you.
Take charge, have ownership, and accept responsibility. Stop naming and blaming and start living and loving.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but make sure they are good ones. If you cant even make unique mistakes how are you going to get unique results?
Make errors that are unique and are the outcome of trying something new and untested. The bigger the risk the bigger the reward.
Surround yourself with loving people, who will dust you off, confirm how much you failed, but then send you straight back into your life to try again.
Be different for the right reasons. Get noticed for being boldly different rather than not blending in enough. Be seen for being you, gloriously you.
Let your heart guide and drive you. Dream in color. Live in highlighters.
To get more in life, you have to give more, be more.
Read, write, play, create, explore, taste, wander. Avoid straight lines and step sideways, on diagonals, introduce curves and weaves. See a backwards step more like a cha cha, rather than a set back.
Live to the corners of your life. Breathe to the shadows of your lungs. Express freely and fully.
The only guarantee in life is that it will end for you on this planet. Each hour you live, you are one hour closer to that happening. You are the youngest you will ever be right now. Life only exists in the present.
So go out and live it. Get dirty, make a mess. Taste the sunshine and drink the rain. Talk loudly and laugh a lot. Sing, dance and be merry. Cry, feel and be real. Use your good crockery and wear your finest threads. Be honest and be raw. Be vulnerable but be courageous. Love. No boundaries or barriers. Just love.
Live a beautiful life.
By Amy Booth
Amy is a yoga and pilates teacher and personal trainer in Brisbane, Australia, where she runs a cute riverside studio and a personal training business. In addition each year she runs yoga and hiking retreats.
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