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Vishal Ostwal

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The Only Sensible Way to Avoid Regrets in Life

It’s dreadful to imagine that you might look back at life someday, only to realize that you’ve wasted it.

In fact, what could be more painful than knowing that you could’ve lived better, and earned all the happiness and experiences you wish for?

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An Infallible Way to Stay Happy Forever

 

An Infallible Way to Stay Happy Forever

If you’re like other humans, which is quite obvious, you chase money, you do whatever you can to leverage your social reputation, and try to impress people.

You work harder to gain a greater sense of accomplishment and don’t miss an opportunity to do what can make you feel better about yourself – whether it’s buying fancy objects, eating your favorite delicacy or enjoying for a while.

Even if you think of yourself as different, you do what others do. We’re all similar.

In the end, you realize that nothing make you as happy as much as you had expected. Your expectations always turn out to be an illusion – and illusions break.

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How Being Childish Can Lead You Towards a Happier Life

Being Childish to Be Happier

Something changes.

When we grow up, call ourselves matured and when we stop being childish.

We don’t behave like we used to and turn into grown-ups who act as per the society. We begin to abide by the unsaid rules of the world, slowly concealing our identities and losing some fragile parts of our existence.

You need to be more responsible. More mature. But that doesn’t mean that you have to leave yourself somewhere in the crowd and abandon your childishness. (more…)

Life Passing Too Quickly? Here’s How You Can Slow it Down

Do you realize that each day we’re dragged farther from life and closer to death? 

The same thing is happening to everyone around us. Time passes too quickly. Sometimes we feel like controlling time, slowing it down, or just bottling it up if we can, but none of these imaginary motives can be achieved.

Do you feel the same? Everybody does

• It feels like new year was just a week ago or so. 

• The children who were crawling some days ago have now started walking.  
• The saplings around your house have turned into trees.
• When you see yourself in some of your old photographs, you’re astounded by how fast you’ve grown up.
• The pages of calendar are turning with the passing days, just like the pages of a book.
• You can clearly recall you childhood but can’t clearly recall how the journey has gone by.
• It seems a kind of miracle to notice how technology has evolved during the years, and that you have witnessed it all.

Do you know what’s the sad part within all this? That time won’t slow down for us. 

It will keep hurrying ruthlessly without getting tired. After all, why will it not? That’s what it has been doing since the ages unmemorable. 

But we are mortals. We’ll die someday. We wish that our soul might stay within our skin as long as we want, but also know that we’re making a wish that will stay unfulfilled. Before that, we have this whole lifetime. In this one, we deserve to live every moment, snatch each second to make it worthy, and to cherish this life.

The known truth is that we cannot slow down time or stop it, but another truth is that we can live in it and make every second count. 

Living our life to the fullest in every moment can give us the satisfaction which we have been yearning for.

This is how you can somewhat slow down your life (or live)

Create

Have a hobby, learn to make art and just create something. 

Create anything that interests you – whether it’s a sketch,  gallery of photos, coin collection, a blog, or something else. Because these creations will leave some valuable marks on time which couldn’t be erased. 

When you’ll look back at them, you’ll be easily able to track your hard work and joys which you had once gone through while creating what would then exist as an evidence of your creativity, and reminding you of the time you had spent in creating something that you can proudly call ‘your own.’

Click

Click a lot of photos. Make silly videos. Let them rest inside your cell or PC, and don’t delete them. You may find out that how big an idiot you were some years ago, but it will feel great to see everyone you know in their old avatars. Also, even if you’ll lose some loved ones, they will be with you forever in form of those clicks.

Each old photo will tell you a story from your past and make you recollect the memories related to it. I assure you that it’ll be enough to bring a broad smile on your face. You’ll live more. A lot more.

Be productive

Don’t just rush into whatever you’re doing. Wait, take a pause, and then reflect that why are you doing whatever you’re doing. 

Are you doing it the right way

We often spend a huge part of our lives in either doing the wrong things, or doing the right things in a wrong way. 

Try to be better at whatever you’re doing, save time by being innovative, change your working habits, invent new ideas and be productive. By doing this, you’ll be actually doing a great favor to yourself and giving yourself more time to live by utilizing time properly and learning new habits.

Have a schedule

It isn’t necessary at all to have a schedule in which you feel trapped. Make a schedule, not in terms of time but in terms of work. Exercise a bit, meditate, take a walk, or do anything that makes you feel good.

You must be able to decide your priorities, and have some time for the things that you want to do. Even not having a schedule can be your schedule, if you’re comfortable with it and can get everything done.

 Keep a to-do list

Make a to-do list. Add anything that you want to do, no matter how useless or awkward it might seem. Because when you’ll see the checklist shorten, it will give you a sense of accomplishment. 

You are free to include your desire of climbing a mountain, purchasing something, visiting a place, meeting a friend, or any interesting idea that strikes your heart. It will make you feel like you have released a burden of responsibilities by fulfilling them.

It’s definitely worth it, and assist you in accomplishing your goals quickly.

Cherish your likes

If you are planning to watch a movie you’ve been waiting for, to read a book since a long time or to travel somewhere you’ve been dreaming of, then do it right now. At least, as early as possible. Because, if it’s what makes you happy, you should be doing it.

You need to have some time for yourself. You aren’t meant to act like a robot that doesn’t get tired. Try to live like a human and make some place for yourself, no matter how busy a person you are.

Cutoff

Cut off the useless activities that eat up your time, cutoff the people who you don’t want to be with, cutoff the habits that slow you down, cutoff everything that makes your life a drain. 

You already know how you should be doing it according to your preferences

Quitting useless things matters as much as taking up useful things, as both are capable of directly affecting your life.

Live in the moment

Wait. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Pay attention to what’s happening around you. This is life while it’s happening.

Life doesn’t happen in imaginary aspirations as much it does in ordinary chores.

Sometimes we just plainly ignore the beauty of simplicity that exists all around. We are just being careless and choosing to not admire the life that we have, while craving for what we want it to be like.

You’ll be grateful for your now if you decide to give it the attention it deserves and learn to admire it. This is life, ordinary yet beautiful.

I hope that these ways help you to live your life to the fullest. 

Next time you feel like your life is passing too quickly, just remember that this life is enough. For everything that you want to do, desire to do, or what you can do. 

Although life might seem less, you can still try to make every moment count.

It will pass anyway, so isn’t it a wise idea to live it instead of merely passing it?

Conclusion

Live while the time is passing, it will pass anyway. How you think spending it might be right for you, is right for you if your actions help you in ascending towards your betterment. 

Slow down your life in your own wonderful ways. 

Exploit every second, kill every moment, and make life worth living.

Life passing quickly Infographic - Vishal Ostwal

Why do you think life seems to pass so quickly? How do you slow down your life? Got something to share? Leave a comment below.