When it comes to the things we do in our day to day life, I think it’s important to make it as easy as possible.
If you want to read more, have a book on your bedside table instead of tighly slotted into your bookshelf.
If you want to spend more time with friends, make plans in advance instead of getting frustrated that they aren’t available with short notice.
If you want to drink more water, fill up a water bottle and keep it with you wherever you go instead of waiting until you’re thirsty.
A big part of changing your habits and the way you live your life comes from making a conscious effort not simply wishing you could be different.
Have you ever found yourself wishing that you had more time? If so, what circumstance did you think would arise to give you more time?
Was it quitting your job, winning the lottery or an inheritance from a great aunt?
Now that you have more free time than you used to, are you doing all the things you said you would do if you had more time?
Granted a pandemic is not the ideal scenario but there is no denying that you now have the time you once wished for.
In a few months or years things will be back to some kind of normal and you’ll have less free time to be bored. You might even look back on this time and wish you’d taken advantage of the opportunity to do the things you’d been putting off.
If you missed out on anything in your younger years you might hold the belief that it’s too late to do the things you wished you’d done.
But what if you do them now, what if you make a conscious effort to make up for lost time?
Granted with age comes responsibility, so taking out a few months to go backpacking around Asia might not be feasible, if you now have a full time job and a mortgage to pay but maybe you could do it for a week or two instead.
Sometimes it seems as though once we reach a particular age we have to ‘settle down’ and certain things are no longer available to us. But that’s just you restricting yourself. Just because you didn’t get to have as much fun growing up as you’d have liked doesn’t mean it’s too late.