“Enjoy life, we only live once”

I am not sure if you really have multiple births, I have no idea if I was a cat in my earlier life, I only know I have one life and I want to make that nice, beautiful and meaningful. No matter what happens, I have to enjoy life.

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I often remember this dialogue from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara “Seize the day my friend, Pehle is din ko poori tarha jio , phir challis ke bare mein sochna” which essentially means, live and enjoy this day and think about the forties later. I don’t want to be in a situation when I grow old and look back on life and think – I could have done so many things in life, but I didn’t because I was too interested in securing the future. Working towards securing the future is not bad, it is more practical. I don’t want to lead the EMI life in the run of enjoying today. You definitely need to secure your future, but that doesn’t mean you will not enjoy your life today. Finding that balance is the key. You need to Enjoy Life.

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How to Really Enjoy Life?

There are tons of ways to REALLY ENJOY your life. Give importance to the small joys in Life. DO the following and feel the difference

  1. Feel the music, not just listen to a song
  2. Enjoy your food, don’t just eat because you have to it
  3. Appreciate people for their work
  4. Live in Gratitude
  5. Pick up a new hobby – you might want to paint, read a classic, learn to dance, do a Zumba or Yoga
  6. Go out and play with your kid
  7. Give yourself a lazy day
  8. Take out old photo albums and browse through (or even the FB albums), relive the memories
  9. Wake up early to catch the sunrise
  10. Go out on an early morning drive

These are random things anyone can do anytime, but all of these give you a sense of joy, sense of being good. Is it too difficult to really enjoy life?

There are so many things to do before I am too old – so many books to read, so many places to travel, so many things to see and know. Right now I am enjoying being a mom, I am enjoying the antics and frolics of my son, Bluey. I am enjoying making myself an entrepreneur. I want to enjoy the little things in life as well. Today’s bloom in the balcony garden brought a big smile. I hope to keep that up.

I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge 2017. Are you?

  1. Amazing Life
  2. Believe in Your Self
  3. Celebrate Life
  4. Dare To Dream

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18 Comments on Enjoy Life – Step 5 To Leading a Meaningful Life | #AtoZChallenge

  1. Deepali Adhikary
    April 6, 2017 at 9:01 am (7 months ago)

    My first thought…oh, she is making it sound so easy. My second thought….actually she is right. IT IS EASY. We complicate it and go around complaining about it. Great thoughts.
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    • tinabasu
      April 6, 2017 at 9:07 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks Deepali, it’s not hard if we try.

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  2. Swathi Shenoy
    April 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm (7 months ago)

    My mom recommends me to go play with a kid every time my mood is down. It works wonders! And of course, music is the best thing!
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  3. Sheethal
    April 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm (7 months ago)

    Life can be enjoyed if we look around us and notice those simple things around us. Your list is a mood changer for that not-so-good day.
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  4. Vaishali
    April 6, 2017 at 5:12 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you for this gentle reminder to enjoy life (before it melts away). Every once in a while I tell myself to do the things you have listed. Yet ever so often these simple pleasures are forgotten in the mundane life routine. Thank you for staying connected.
    Cheers!

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  5. Anmol Rawat
    April 7, 2017 at 11:30 am (6 months ago)

    Feel the music, not just listen to a song
    – Chainsmokers just released their debut album 😀

    Enjoy your food, don’t just eat because you have to it
    – Saucy chilly paneer in my lunchbox today.

    Appreciate people for their work
    – This is a good post 🙂

    Live in Gratitude
    – I always do!

    Pick up a new hobby – you might want to paint, read a classic, learn to dance, do a Zumba or Yoga
    – Writing horror, which is not my genre 😉

    Go out and play with your kid
    Still single!

    Give yourself a lazy day
    Looking forward to Sunday, because it’s a no post day 😀

    Take out old photo albums and browse through (or even the FB albums), relive the memories
    – I have them hidden in my Keep Safe app :p

    Wake up early to catch the sunrise
    – Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Go out on an early morning drive
    – Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    • tinabasu
      April 7, 2017 at 11:39 am (6 months ago)

      hahahaah… that was a very detailed comment. Thank you ANmol – Sunday is going to be crazy for me though!

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  6. Ravish Mani
    April 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm (6 months ago)

    My mantra too is carpe diem. Thoughtful pointers, Tina.

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