Sophrosyne

How do you want to live your life?

Attitude towards current lifestyle

on October 24, 2012

A very common opening conversation topic is about one’s life; more specifically, how much one’s life sucks! Take a moment to think about this point and ask yourself; every time you meet someone, one of the things that they would mention is about how busy they are, no personal time, how tired they are….etc. Sometimes they just stop short of just saying:”My life sucks!”

I am not criticising people who vent; we all do. The difference is this: some vent to just get things off their chest while others lament about their sucky lives so much that they actually create that reality for themselves! Of course life poses challenges all the time and as we grow older; we have to bear more responsibilities and thus get tired more easily. The most common and effective advice given would be to try to make time for yourself so that you will not burn out. But that can be a high order for many!

So, today I am proposing a possible solution that does not require you to try to make time for yourself. It may not work for everyone but like other posts before this; all I am asking for is that you give it a try, The mere fact that you are reading this post means that you are curious so why not take that curiosity a little baby step further?

This is what I do when I feel bogged down by life and sick of it all. I ask myself this question: ‘Is there anywhere else I would rather be or is there anything else that I would rather be doing at this moment?’ Hand on a minute! Before you jump up and down and roll your eyes at this seemingly stupid question….OF COURSE there is something else I would rather be doing!!! Like travel around the world first class!

Did you honestly think that my solution consist of only one question? There is a second part. If you indeed have something else that you would rather be doing or somewhere else you would rather be then read on:

Know that the alternative lifestyle will change your current life as well as the people in it. Everything you love and hold dear will be different as well. I am sure you know what I mean because there were a few Hollywood movies made about this topic. If you cannot bear to leave any part of your current life behind; then that brings us back to question 1. There is actually no where else you would rather be. That being the case; why not just accept it?

Life is not perfect or is it meant to be. But it is the attitude we bring to it that determines how well and how happy we live. The bad comes with the good; life is fair. It depends on whether you want to see it as half empty or half full. Life comes as a whole package; you cannot choose to enjoy the good parts without working hard for it. Rather than moan and groan about life; take the time to really decide if this is the life you want. If it is then embrace it. Like I said many times before on this website. Life doesn’t choose us; we choose life.

I am ending today’s post with a quote from Bob Moawad,

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day you life really begins.”

 


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