I am finding that the younger generation seem to have the right idea. They do not appear to be in a rush to settle down. Travelling and experiencing life seems to outweigh any other considerations. Fortunately there is no age limit to that philosophy. We can decide at any age to get to know ourselves much better and enjoy what life has to offer.
Many of you have not had the opportunity to do the things you love. In fact, I bet a lot of you have no idea what you do love. If I told you that you had the day free tomorrow and you could do whatever you wanted, could you think of something? Are you able to think of an activity that does not involve money? If you can, then that is brilliant. If you cannot, then perhaps you may like to develop some interests.
Life is meant to be fully experienced so go out and see what the world has waiting for you. Getting up each day, going to work or working at home, then sitting in front of the television every night is not living. Are you surprised then by the latest research which shows that the number of people suffering from depression is increasing? If you are doing the same thing day after day and are looking for more meaning in life, then exercise your brain by doing something you love.
Another activity that you could do is to help others. I was talking to my friend Peter one day when he mentioned how once a week he would help out a charity. The organization had a van that would drive out and feed homeless people. The workers were all volunteers and they would stop at certain locations with food. Peter was a mild mannered accountant type who spent his day behind a desk crunching numbers. To give more meaning to his life and to truly appreciate what he had, he felt that he needed to help out society in some way. He did this once a week and was amazed at the people he met and the stories they had to share. Peter learnt a great deal from meeting these individuals. The fact that there were so many young homeless people shocked him. It made him feel truly grateful for his family and life.
Helping out a charity may not be for you but there are many other pastimes that you could do to help add meaning to your life and others. If you are content with your own life then that is great. If you feel that something is missing then look around and see what you can do. Working hard and ignoring your own needs is not helping you in the long run. Starting today give some thought about an activity you would like to do or learn. Make the most of life, add your contribution to the world and make a difference.
Hope you have a wonderful week.