Life ain’t all sweetness or sugar coated rose petals! It isn’t scrummilicious honey waffles and strawberry ice cream!
Wouldn’t it be great? But, hey, come back down from that silver cloud, life, whilst it can be brilliant, has its downsides.
Modern life is full of pressures; everyday, juggling family and work commitments, enduring the long arduous commute to work, long hours spent earning the money to live on, the stress we feel as we strive to perform to the expected standards and the targets we are compelled to meet.
Do you ever feel like your life is one never ending series of targets? Your target is to catch your train, get to the office on time, make the sales, get the paperwork pile done, please your boss, catch your train home……..one big circular dart board with a number you have to aim for!
Are we living, or just existing?
Unless we are lucky enough to be earning our money doing something we love, working and therefore living our passions, it can be very hard to get your “living” in.
I don’t know the definitive answer, I don’t suppose there is one as we all have to do things our own way. However, we can make what we have, what we do and what we like, work better for us.
Hate the job? Change it, even if you can’t love it, do one you feel content in. Work with great people, a good team can really make the difference between being happy or miserable.
Take regular time off, don’t work all year saving up all your holidays for one holiday a year even if it is a long one. You’ll spend most of it just coming down from the rest of the year! Take a long weekend at regular intervals, it will keep you refreshed throughout the year and give you more to look forward to. Go places, see things, PARTY!
Have a passion. Mine is art, craft and photography. Whatever you like and want to do, make time to immerse yourself into it totally.
Be nice to others. A smile can make someone’s day. Be proud to be the one who made it for them. It’s a buzz!
Laugh at yourself. Admit you did something embarrassing. Laughing about it makes you feel better when the earth remains firmly underneath your feet instead of swallowing you up.
If something upsets you, say so. Don’t fester, pressure cookers are old hat.
Work hard, but play and love equally hard!
So, just grimace and let your eyes water as you suck that bitter outer coating. Soon it will dissolve and burst into that glorious explosion of sweetness! If you let it……..