• The children who were once crawling have now started walking.
• The saplings around your house have turned into trees.
• When you see yourself in your old photographs, you’re astounded by how fast you’ve grown up.
• The pages of calendar are turning with the passing days, much like the pages of a book.
• You can recall you childhood but don’t remember how the journey has gone by.
• It seems a kind of miracle to notice how technology has evolved during the years, and how you have witnessed it all.
Do you know what’s the sad part about all this? That time doesn’t slow down.
It will keep hurrying ruthlessly without getting tired. That’s what it has been doing since the ages unmemorable. It has got no brakes.
But we’re mortals.
We’ll die someday. Though we wish to stay alive forever, we know that we’re making a wish that will remain unfulfilled.
Still, we have a whole lifetime. We can live every moment and cherish this life.
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 (and start living)
Have a hobby, learn to make art and create something.
Create anything that interests you – whether it’s a sketch, a gallery of photos, a coin collection, a blog, or something else. Creations leave valuable marks on the sands of time which cannot be erased.
When you’ll look back at them, you’ll be easily able to track your hard work and joys. Your creations will be an evidence of your creativity, and remind you of the time you had spent making something that you can proudly call ‘your own.’
Click lots of photos. Make silly videos. Let them rest inside your cellphone 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 the form of those clicks.
Each old photo will tell you a story from your past and help you recollect the memories related to it. It’ll be enough to bring a broad smile on your face. You’ll live more. A lot more.
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 spend a huge part of our lives either doing the wrong things, or doing right things the wrong way.
Try to be better at whatever you do, save time by being innovative, change your working habits and invent new ideas. By doing this, you do yourself a great favor and add days to your life by utilizing time properly and learning new habits.
Have a task-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. 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 will 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. If it 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.
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. This is life while it’s happening.
Life doesn’t happen in imaginary aspirations as much as it does in ordinary chores.
Sometimes we just plainly ignore the beauty of simplicity that exists all around. We become careless and choose 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 love 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, and what you can do.
Although life might seem less, you can still make every moment count.
It will pass anyway, so isn’t it a wise idea to live it instead of merely passing it?
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 it helps 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.
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.