Hey everyone! So today I am changing things up a little bit!
This post is a post written by my new sweet blogger friend Anna! She is such a kind soul who also has the world in common with me, which I am so thankful for! She has such a wonderful outlook on life as well as wanting to make a difference!
I remember being so worried when I first started my blog, wondering if anyone would understand this passion of mine. And now I have made a fantastic friend, and I cannot wait for more collaborations with her to come!
Thanks Anna and I hope all of you enjoy her post just as much as I do!
“How to Make the Most of Each and Every Day
Life is weird. I was in elementary school not too long ago, and last summer happened like… two months ago, right?
Elementary school was ~15 years ago (what?) and another summer is yet again upon us.
Some days I feel like time is slipping through my fingers. You know, like, the weekends when you actually want time to slow down. Other days ~when I’m working~ the hours seem to drag, especially if it’s not busy at my job.
I had a college professor who once said something that really stuck with me. As if recounting his own life, he said, you’ll blink once, and you’ll be married. You’ll blink again, and your kids will be going to school. You’ll blink again, and they’ll be moving out and starting their own families. You’ll blink again, and you’ll be a grandparent.
Slightly intimidating? I’d say so. A bunch of highlights spanning a lifetime dramatically condensed into ten seconds. Though he used a gross exaggeration, I think my professor demonstrated a good point through his brief, yet striking description of time.
LIFE IS LITERALLY TOO SHORT TO NOT BE HAPPY. (Sorry for the caps lock, just playin’ around with dramatic effects here.)
But let us not make the passage of time our enemy. I know I once did. Instead let us savor it, cherish it, and enjoy it the best we can. What my professor has made me realize is that we need to make the most of each and every day that is graciously given to us by God. Life is sprinkled with many beautiful, joyous, and awe-inspiring moments. Yet, somewhere in between those moments we find ourselves complacent with the daily grind of life. However, strangely enough I have come to look forward to the “day to day”. And I have learned that it can be so much more than the cliché eat-sleep-work/study-repeat routine.
SOOO…here is a lil’ list of things that have helped me feel more fulfilled on the daily 🙂
- Make time for God everyday in prayer and reading His word. This has added a lot of meaning not only to each day, but to my life as a whole. (Side note: There’s an AWESOME app out there that has both encouraged me to read Scripture, and helped me to better understand it. It’s called She Reads Truth and it’s free on the app store!!)
- Make the effort to spend less time on social media. I get it. We all love Instagram and snapchat and twitter and whatever else there is. But social media is honestly the biggest robber of my time. I wake up and mindlessly scroll through Instagram before getting on with my day. At night, I do the same. Not gonna lie, I really think it’s messed with my ability to fall asleep. From what I hear, Apple is coming out with a new feature to monitor/lessen your screen time. Will defff be giving that a go.
- Each day make time to ~HAVE FUN~ that, in my humble opinion, should not include TV or internet. In addition to watching the next episode of your fav show on Netflix, allot half an hour to play with your dog, cat, hedgehog or whatever else you may have. Animals exude such positive energy and really have the ability to put a smile on your face and add a lightness to your heart. If you’re allergic to pets, spend that time playing an old board game with your brother before he moves out to college. Or your grandpa or your mom. Go for a scenic run. Or stay home and try to learn an instrument. You won’t be sorry you did.
- So I know we’re not all morning people. Some of us are night owls and like to stay up until 2 in the morning and sleep ‘till noon while others get up at the crack of dawn. I was always somewhere in between. I like love my sleep. And I need at least 8-9 hours to feel good the next day. (Aka if I get less than that I will be tired AF or have a headache.) I have found that going to bed an hour or two earlier will allow me to wake up earlier and, in so, give me more time in the morning. If I sleep ‘till 11 or 12, I feel like half my day is shot. When I get out of bed at 8, I feel like I can conquer the world hahaha. So much more room time for activities!!!
- Probably the most important thing on this list and I’m saving it for last 😉 Keep a gratitude list or journal. Be it on physical paper or simply in your head, it is IMPERATIVE you count your blessings on the daily and thank the Father for the things that you may not have been given if you were born a different human.
Welp! That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post and feel free to check out my blog at www.annalubas.com ;)”
Like she said, you all should go check out her blog for more awesome posts like this one! Anna is such a sweet soul, and I am so thankful to have made such a PATIENT (Thank you Anna! *insert monkey emoji here!* LOL!) and talented new friend!
Go check her blog out by clicking the link below!
I hope you all loved it and I will talk to you in my next post! 🙂