Be Aware – Don’t Take Anything For Granted

We have to work longer and more unsociable hours because of the economic climate and life tends to become all work and no play. Many of us have no idea how much we are missing out on life until it is too late. A successful career does not ensure stability and happiness and we need to take time to explore all that life has to offer.

Don’t take anything for granted; your health, your friends or your relationships. Take those blinkers off because sometimes your body will be telling you to slow down and take care of yourself otherwise it may pack up and force the situation. Listen to your friends and colleagues when they give you warnings and advice; more often than not they care for you and are trying to help you avoid problems. Listen to your partner when he or she complains you’re always working and you don’t spend enough quality time together. It takes a long time to build a good relationship and little time for misunderstandings and a driven career to destroy one. Relationships need to be nurtured, never neglected and it is essential to make time for each other to avoid drifting apart. If love does make the world go round, it could be said that romance lubricates the bearings and in my opinion you can never have too much of it. Romance can be any little act that surprises, delights, titillates and makes your partner feel good. You will feel good too.

Make time for yourself and enjoy now. The present moment is the only real moment we will ever experience. So why waste it? Amidst regrets about the past and worries about the future the present moment goes by unnoticed most of the time. Worrying about something in the future is not going to make it better and torturing yourself with regrets will not right a wrong. You have to move forward and learn a lesson from past mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but clever people learn from them and make sure they never happen again.

Don’t constantly plan for the future, plotting the day when somehow you will have the time to do everything you have ever wanted to do, when life will be so much better and happier than it is now. Life passes you by when you are wrapped up in the mythical future; realise that now is all any of us will ever have.

Make time for yourself and down shift if necessary to give yourself the maximum opportunity to enjoy every moment of your life. Always imagine a successful outcome to anything you do and block out negative thoughts. Let your vocabulary be filled with the words I can and I shall. Change your negative patterns so that you avoid being stressed, always in a mess, always late or always feeling tired and unwell. If you have the will to do so, you will always find the way. You can’t change the way others behave towards you but you can walk away if they make you feel unhappy. If anything is causing you distress it is within your power to change, avoid or eliminate that stress from your life.

A happy person accepts and makes the most of what they have and they are happy with their lot. Try to recognise that the world and the people in it are not perfect and that you can’t change that fact. If you can accept the way things are instead of the way you think things should be and enjoy every precious present moment, you will find a tremendous weight is lifted off your shoulders. People will be attracted to your light and, should you be single you’ll find being happy inside is possibly the best chat-up technique you could ever acquire!