October 28, 2015

5 Life-Changing Reasons You Should Seize The Day

Tired of living for the weekend? It may be time to start seizing the day, no matter what day it is. There are some pretty powerful reasons to seize the day, and they are all life-changing in their own way. Following are 5 of them.

1. You Will Make The Most Of Your Time

We all have 24 hours in a day, but some of us use our time more wisely than others. For the most part, this is because we are seizing the day and making it count towards our overall happiness in life. As I said, when you are living for the weekend, Monday to Friday can become somewhat of a blur instead of a productive day.

When you make the most of the day, you will also recognize how important the time in it is. Every minute will become much more important, and you will find ways to make the most out of it. The impact that will have is huge.

– You will start to move towards your goals faster
– You will do more things that make you happy and fewer things that feel like a waste of your time
– You will organize your day and do what matters most first, which will help you get all those important things done
– You will remember your day (even Monday) and the value it had for your life

2. You Will See Opportunities And Take More Chances

When you seize the day, you live in the present moment and get busy living life instead of letting it pass you by. Doing that will benefit your health and happiness in many ways, and you will become more aware of opportunities that are present and take action on those opportunities.

For instance, when you live with a mentality to make the most of the present moment, you become aware that some opportunities may never come your way again. It could be a new friendship, business venture, or chance to see someone in your town that you may never see again. When you understand that life is truly lived day to day, you will take action to make the most out of every positive (and possibly only) opportunity you see.

3. At The End Of Your Life, You Won’t Have Regrets

I went through a period in my life where I watched a lot of TV and didn’t do much for my health, success, or happiness. I regret those days more than I regret my embarrassing moments in life, so that says a lot! I made a conscious choice to seize the day and milk it for all it is worth, and since then my life has not had one ounce of real regret in it.

Another example? I know someone on long-term disability who has spent 25 years doing nothing because he has convinced himself that he was too ill to do anything. He never made the most of his days at home by learning something new, challenging himself, traveling, or helping others. He just sat in front of the TV for 25 years of his life. I imagine he feels regretful that those years went by and he did nothing in them. I will not follow in his footsteps, and I hope you won’t either.

4. Your Confidence Grows

Confidence gives you the power to live life on your terms. It allows you to make choices that benefit you and send the type of message you want to send to others. Seizing the day gives you confidence in a number of ways.

– Living your life well enhances confidence
– Facing daily challenges head on and overcoming them improves your confidence
– Becoming more positive about yourself and the world around you improves your confidence
– The more success you have, the more confidence you have
– Feeling the power of making the most of your day gives you confidence

5. You Become Less Negative

Lastly, seizing the day means you become more present and mindful. Living in that way helps reduce anger, fear, worry, hate, and all those other negative emotions that impact your relationships and life in a negative way. Instead of holding on to a negative emotion, you process it, learn from it, and move on. You forgive easier. You stop dwelling on past mistakes or experiences. You just allow yourself to be fully present and focused on what today is bringing you.

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