Life is short, you cannot afford to get stuck

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We all know it. We all forget it. We all need to remember it.

Life is short.

Our life is but a fleeting spec in the universe. Yet we all get caught up in the drama of what is going on around us and forget to live from within.

I believe this time we have on Earth is the most precious gift we have. No matter what our individual beliefs are, we all share life on Earth. That is what is known. Don’t worry about the unknown. We may all end up in “heaven”, we may all burn in hell, we may just all be buried in the soil 6 feet under. There are many “mays” but the known is we are here and we should appreciate it.

We all have the power to design our own lives. We do not have to fit into any pre-made cookie cutter molds. Life is precious and one should be able to live out their dreams (providing these dreams don’t hurt anyone of course.) From a travellers perspective we spend all our “leftover money” on travel. We want to see the world and at this particular phase of our life, we want to see Australia. This is the life we choose. Yet we have many people tell us that we are acting foolish. That we should have a big mortgage and be a family of four by this stage of our life.

No matter the type of life you lead, it is inevitable that at some stage you will feel stuck. Yes even us gypsies get that bogged down feeling. That feeling where you are standing on the edge of something big, a change, a new chapter but you do not know what that “big” thing is. And you definitely don’t know how to make it happen! It is one of the worst feelings. It feels like you are on a merry-go-round. Not going forward, not heading backwards but staying in the same place or going round in circles. Don’t let yourself stay in your stuck state for too long. Life is too short and too precious for that. To get yourself out, start digging.

How to dig yourself out:

  1. Don’t focus on what you cannot control. Let it go.
  2. Plan around the things you can control.
  3. Look at how far you have come in the past 12 months. It will be further than you think.
  4. Move forward constantly. If you take a step back, step forward again.
  5. Appreciate the simple things.
  6. Make a change. Even a small change can be enough to pull you out of your rut.

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