Monday, August 27, 2007

What does it mean to live life fully?

You hear the advice all the time, "Live life to the fullest!", "carpe diem", "This is not a dress rehearsal, you only get one shot at life", and a number of other old adages.

But what does it mean? Does it mean don't stop and smell the roses? Eight hours sleep is too much? What should you be doing thats more important than what you are doing right now?

What does it mean to you? For me it means taking advantage of the opportunities life presents us. Not putting off something you want to do because you feel too tired, or it seems frivelous.

We probably only do get one time around, so enjoy it! Do you spend time each day doing something for yourself? Something that forwards your commitments in life? Showing appreciation for the people in your life that you love?

I used to think I had to schedule every minute of everyday to live life fully. Well to some extent that's true. The best way to remember to stop and smell the roses is to put in on your schedule.
Schedule time to drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the breeze on your back porch. Play with the dogs.

Living life doesn't mean work hard!