I spend so much of my time planning ahead, wondering what the future will be like. Contemplating where I want to see myself in a number of years, what future career I’m going to end up in. This week alone I’ve been fretting over college, wondering if I’ll get my assignments done, what days I’ll get them done on and how they’re going to benefit me in the future. The thought of careers hasn’t left my mind recently, and almost every day I’ve found myself composing little fantasies in my head of how I’d like my future to be and how I plan to get there. On the other hand however, at the end of most day I often find myself reflecting over what I’ve done, achieved and missed out throughout the day. This sort of reflection is something I do quite often and use it to encourage and motivate me for the next day. All of this thinking and reflecting can be a good thing, but sometimes we spend that much time thinking about what we’ve done or what we want to do, rather than actually doing them. This is definitely the case for me quite often and it’s definitely going to be one of my personal New Years Resolutions to actually get out there and do the things which I want to do, rather than just contemplating them. I thought I’d share some tips with you that you could try to use to help you shift from ‘Over-thinker’ to ‘Go-Getter.’
A moment can slip by so quickly and it’s easy to miss it amongst all the distractions in our lives. Every chance you get is one you should use to switch off from your phone, your work and all your distractions. Switching our minds away from all these things definitely helps us to embrace every moment and truly invest in the things which are happening around us.
Create your moments
Making ‘good decisions’ doesn’t have to mean contemplating every detail until you know it’s a good choice. If you want to do something sometimes the best decision you can make is to simply get out there and do it. If you want to be in a certain career, get out there and do everything you can to get it.
The phrase ‘life is too short’ may sound a little cliché, but it’s true. There’s simply not enough time to sit around dwelling over everything. If you want to do something do it. It’s the best way to get where you want in life.
Don’t hold grudges
Our lives are filled with ups and downs and fall outs of any nature. If we let every argument affect our day or our lives, we’re wasting so much time with negativity.
Countless people, including me often avoid certain activities and situations if they know someone there who they may not necessarily be on the best terms with. We all do it, nobody wants an awkward uncomfortable encounter, right? However, whilst at first this may seem like a good thing to do, to spare yourself the negative feelings. It’s so much easier in the long-run to be able to forgive, forget and get on with life! Try it. As hard as it may be to forgive someone, it doesn’t mean you have to hold on to any negative feelings.
Take a minute, breathe and continue with your life. Don’t let anything hold you back.
Be in good company
Spend your time around people who are going to help you with your future endeavors. Dedicate your friendship and love to people who encourage you to do more and to push yourself further, not people who want to hold you back. Sometimes even the closest of friends may not always have your best intentions at heart and can discourage you from different opportunities. Be picky, be careful and surround yourself with people who are going to bring positivity to your life.
I apologise if this post is a little bit messy, I’m feeling a little under the weather today but still wanted to get a blog post out otherwise we all know it just wouldn’t have happened for another three days.
What are your tips for embracing life and living in the moment?