You Could Die tomorrow – So could I!

As sobering a thought as that is, for the moment, we live our lives as if we had an excess of time to toss aside.

Let us reflect on this thought. What if you only had one month to live? Seriously – take a minute to think about that scenario. If you had one month left on this planet earth, what you would do?

Think about it. Take a few deeps breaths slowly, and exhale slowly. Glance away from the computer into space, a quiet, empty space…………….

Have you been able to “vacate” your concerns for a minute or two to think about how fragile your life is; that there is no guarantee how much time you have left.

If not, then shame on you. You are either carrying too heavy a load, or you are on a path to self-destruct by self-neglect.

It does not matter how much you declare you are trying. I’ve been there with words. I declared that too, and then right back to stressing out about how to fit everything into the almighty schedule. How precious should each moment be? That choice is yours alone to decide.

We are so consumed with things to do, with worry, that we often times allow life to evaporate before our eyes. Each moment is one of a kind.

You have to exit “yourself ” for a few minutes (surely you have a few minutes to yourself today) just long enough to think about it. Would you live the next month differently?

This is not negative or taking a submissive attitude towards current events.
Just plant a small seed in your mind to remind you that if you prioritize even just the next twenty-four hours, believing that is one of the days you have left, you MIGHT make some changes in your schedule.

Take a moment to think of why you are working so hard. Is it JUST to pay the credit card companies, to impress all the other people working so hard with you, or to pay the utility bills or car payment? Is it totally towards a goal in the distant future?

Have you taken the time recently to tell someone you love him or her, or appreciate simply his or her presence? Have you really stopped long enough, without lists battering your brains, to really look into your child’s eyes and talk to them without cell phone in hand?

Every very single moment should be savored and cherished. You can make every single moment count. Stretch your thoughts beyond all those worries that may never come to fruition.

You can still accomplish many tasks, while intervening with your denial to allow yourself pure and joyous moments, and your stress level will lessen for your effort!

Never give up, and never succumb to the panic and overwhelming concerns you have about your tasks. Your number one task is to live as if this were the last days you have, and prioritize what is really important to do!

Marsha
http://www.stressmanagementmagic.com/2010/02/contest-stress-free/

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One Response to “You Could Die tomorrow – So could I!”

  1. E. Gerald Oberman Says:

    Great essay. It all rings very true for me.

    “This is not negative or taking a submissive attitude towards current events.
    Just plant a small seed in your mind to remind you that if you prioritize even just the next twenty-four hours, believing that is one of the days you have left, you MIGHT make some changes in your schedule.”–this statement is soo true. I just recently got offered my dream job because of doing just what you suggest here. Create it in the heart and mind and reality will follow!

    Kudos on the blog, I look forward to reading more 🙂

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