If you’re feeling that you are simply going through the life without living and enjoying it, then this is the time to act.
Saying “no” to unnecessary activities and things
You don’t have to say “yes” to everything and everyone. There are many unnecessary activities and things that you waste your time on. You know about them or you at least can find out simply by thinking about them. Even after knowing about them, you need to do them because you do not know how to say “no” to activities and things and people and their requests. Because of that you waste your time in doing things which you know are useless and not important for you.
You will have to set your priorities right and then will need to learn to say “no” to things and activities you don’t want to do. You will have to learn to say “no” to people and their requests. It is not a bad thing. If you have your priorities and you understand they are important for your life. You’re not here to do things for other people and for their lives.
Minimise exposure to media
Media can influence you in a big way without even you knowing about it. It not only creates the image of life you should live, but it also decides a lot many things for you. It influences decisions. It creates the image of the perfect life which you yearn to achieve, but that image is a wrong one. You run after that image and spend your life trying to achieve something which is wrong and may as well be a mirage.
Minimise your exposure to media and control your life and make your own decisions. Do not be influenced by something vain and something that doesn’t have a positive impact on your life. Instead of that, use the time to do something that you love. Reading during this time will also help you to gain more knowledge and understand things, which will improve your life. Books contain the wisdom of people and their experience and you get to tap all that without having to spend so much of time and taking the pain to find all the wisdom and answers yourself.
Find time to do things you love
If you love some things, find some time to do those things. If you like reading, find some time to read books you like. If you love to spend some time with your children and your spouse, find some time to do that. If you love to paint or write or sing or design new things, find some time to do those things. After reducing your exposure to media, you will find lots of time in your hand. You can use this time. When you do things that love, you eliminate the possibility of regret at a later stage of your life for not doing things that you loved. It will also enhance your life and will make your life more meaningful, happy and joyous.