Are you living your life to the full?

Sometimes it helps to take stock, to stop and consider the bigger picture. Are you getting what you want out of life? It is worth asking yourself, do you look to the future? Or are you stuck in your old ways? Some of us get stuck in the rut of the everyday life that somehow seems to take over. It is so easy just to carry on, carrying on. But now and again, when the time is right, or when the moment grabs you, it is a great idea to stop and consider the bigger picture.

Age has its advantages – you can think about your life experience, and your knowledge. You can look back and think about how wise you are now, compared with perhaps how you were 10 or even 20 years ago.  However, it is important to look to the future, to embrace the changes that happen, rather than live in regret.

One thing that is absolutely vital for your wellbeing is to carve out time for yourself.  Don’t let the stresses and strains of everyday life overwhelm you. We all have duties and responsibilities but it is important to make time for yourself. Make you your priority, rather than letting others prioritise you. Do things you enjoy, have fun, lighten up, remember who you are.

Sometimes we get bogged down by the roles we undertake in life – partner, parent, manager, neighbour. But beneath all these roles, beneath all the duties and responsibilities, you are still there. You – the person you always were. Reclaim your personality, your fun side, your innocent youth. Become more focused, more ambitious, and make the most of every opportunity. But above all, keep positive, keep motivated and go for your goals!

I hope you find these tips helpful. It would be good to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?

About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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