Life is too short to not decide how you want to live it. Especially for anyone that is in their 6th, 7th or later decade of life.
How are you sharing your joys, skills and abundance?
How are you making a difference?
How are you leaving the planet better than when you came here?
How are you touching other’s lives?
How are you having fun?
As I read in my Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper this week, she was discussing her friend Simon had mentioned to her that she had approximately 844 weeks left in her life. And, he asked her how she was making the most of them.
I ask you the same.
How are you making your today better than yesterday?
Decide what matters to you. If you said you want to feel the energy of “10” in all areas of your life, then decide what that is for you. And, each day reflect upon that. Let that guide you as to what happens in your day tomorrow. Nothing big, but small thoughts, steps or plans. For instance, you noticed you were cranky yesterday. Allow that to be okay because it was how you were. But, decide today, you are going to have a better attitude. Remember, life is 90% attitude and 10% strategies. Then you have to think about how you can plan to be in a better mood. Like meeting a friend whether on a call, Zoom or possibly in person these days. You are making your life more meaningful because you connected with someone you love or care about.
Keep upping your game. Think “10” to keep you feeling better and better.
A better life happens because of the small changes you make each day.
Another idea is to explore how to get your body into shape - not a certain size and weight as much as how you feel and are able to do all the things you desire. Like get on the floor and play with your grandkids. Remember feel a “10.” I know last year when I had a meniscus tear in my knee, and couldn’t jump from rock to rock with my grandsons, it made me know how important that was to my recovery. It helped me know what I DID want. Then, I had to make sure I did the physical therapy even when I didn’t want to. My meaningful life is to enjoy my kids and grandkids in all the ways I can.
How are you going to know if you are living up to your expectations? Basically, what are your success metrics? Not somebody else’s. Then, take the time to see how you are doing at the end of each day. What a way to have a gratitude party. That in itself will lift your spirits.
If your day wasn’t what you wanted, it’s up to you to decide how to make tomorrow more meaningful.
The more you take charge of your life, the more empowered and content you feel.
What are you going to do today to help you create a structure to live a more meaningful today than yesterday?