For most people, life is always on repetitive mode. Waking up on same time, struggling in bed for few minutes before getting up, brushing the same way, drinking same coffee, reading same newspaper, a time bound bath, hurried breakfast, road rage on the way to work, gossip and lunch, same route back home, same mega serials, arguments and compulsive dinner, crash out and wake up another time to another day for same routine.
Life needn’t be mundane and boring. Life needn’t be a year’s experience repeated ‘n’ times. Life needn’t be an imposition. There’s more to life than existing.
Pursue a new challenge every year and see how exciting life can be. Let there not be a phase in your life when u aren’t enrolled as an active student. It could be music lessons, playing instruments, dance classes, alternative medicine, new fitness regimes and yoga, creative writing, public speaking, photography…..this list is truly endless. Choose any and remain an active student.
Always be an explorer of life. Keep experimenting. Keep trying. Attempt something that hasn’t been attempted before. Try out new cuisines. Wear clothes you are shy of wearing. Try new hairstyle. Spend a day blind-folded. Switch roles at your workplace- how about MD at reception for a day?. Again the list goes endless. Keep going.
More than all your successes, achievements and accomplishments, the formula to a lively life is to keep answering the question: when was the last time I did something for the first time?. Celebrate life. Spell life with L.I.F.E. Be excited to be alive.
By Harshi Makani