“Every day, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.” -The Dalai Lama

The valuable things in our lives are the ones we take for granted the most. We are so used to their presence around us that we don’t even consider how their absence would feel. You don’t have to look at anything else, just think of the air we breathe.

Strangely, you don’t realize how blessed you are to breathe the air. You breathe in our mother’s wombs before you are even born, and you continue breathing to this day. But if something were to suddenly take the air away from you, you would cease to exist, just like that.

Count your blessings

The days we live are like the air we breathe. We take them for granted, and only realize their worth when they are gone. As we get older, the realization of limited time hits harder. By then, we will try to hold on to the time that is about to run out. Hoping this doesn’t happen to you, here are a few ways to make the best of your time.

Today might seem like just another day for you, but for many, they no longer get to experience it. The time has frozen for the ones who have left this world. But right now for you, it is still flowing as steadily as ever, and you should relish it. So count your blessings that you are still alive to live this day. Because when you think about it, time is hard to come by, and you would be wise to use it well without much waste.

Be mindful of the waste

Since you cannot recycle or reuse all those hours you have wasted till now, it is only efficient that you don’t waste it at all. If you are wondering what to do with your time, just look around yourself. Well, for starters, you can go outside for a walk and stretch your legs instead of spending too much time on your couch. A little breath of fresh air harmed no one.

Maybe you can visit your family if you haven’t seen them in a while, or try that new café that opened in your neighborhood, or just watch a movie. As long as you remember to cherish the precious nature of your life and live your days to the fullest, you don’t have to worry about wasting your time.

Your definition of fun

Remember to have fun while you are at it. Being happy while doing the things you love matters the most. You don’t have to dive from the sky or ride a rollercoaster to have fun. If you enjoy that, then it’s good and, by all means, go on. But even if you don’t, you can have your own idea of fun. If you enjoy staying home with your pets, or working from home, or spending your weekends in, then it is worth spending your time indoors. You don’t have to live by others’ definition of fun. Have your own meaning of fun and enjoy your time.