Life is a gift. So how should we spend it? It’s a question that humans have been trying to answer since, well, forever. 

Each of us has to determine what brings us personal meaning and fulfillment. But no matter what our individual paths looks like, there are a few things all of us can do to make the most of this crazy journey we’re on!  

Don’t Wait To Start

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama

Is there something you’ve been waiting to make happen? Don’t wait any longer, because there is no perfect time to create change or pursue our dreams. If you don’t start now, you might never. 

Take Risks

“Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” -Sarah Parish

Going outside of our comfort zone is how we open ourselves up to amazing opportunities. Exploring and trying new things means you learn more, discover more, grow more.

Live In The Present

“When you are here and now, sitting totally, not jumping ahead, the miracle has happened. To be in the moment is the miracle.” -Osho

Our minds are often stuck in the past or worrying about the future. Meanwhile, we miss out on everything the present moment has to offer. Be here now, because the now is beautiful! 

Be Spontaneous

“The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.” –Germaine Greer

While routines maintain good habits and ensure stability, spontaneity helps us to take initiative and find joy in the unpredictable. 

Connect With Others

“Deep human connection is…the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” -Melinda Gates

What makes us human if it’s not the connections we share? Love and friendship are some of the greatest sources of joy we can ever know. Put time and effort into others and you’ll find the rewards are boundless.