What sort of pillars could you base your life on? Instead of reading too much into philosophy, why not just do what you please, be in the moment and enjoy the flow? Somehow thinking that you might need to have more to truly appreciate the moment can turn into a lifelong obsession that prevents you from seeing the life as it is, from its intoxicating effect on you and your surroundings and everything that lives and breathes. Too much entaglement in life’s purpose and the reason you arrived to be at this stage of life leaves one’s mind somewhat dulled and deprived, although, that is not to say, that you should abandon any pursuit of meaning and relegate it to some lesser beings. When hard working people enjoy their nice break moments from a hard day’s work, those glimpses of freedom from a task at hand could be enough to provide some insight into their condition.
We love patterns and we hate the routine, as we love those pleasurable patterns and we hate the mundane. A smoke in the morning is a mundane yet pleasurable task just like meeting and greeting the same faces each morning, but does it not leave you with a nicely established pattern that provides structure to your day? That is safety so many of us seek on a daily basis. When it is disrupted then we are going into a freeze mode that only the overriding principle can bring back. That is how many people react to a change, when you worked yourself to the bone to regain some peace of mind only to be confronted with yet another twist in the story. And here we go again, to a life long struggle that is mostly unfair for most folks but it is painfully and largely unavoidable. So how to make the most of your life in whatever the circumstances?
Make the Most of Your Life
Do what most people normally like to do or just go own your way to establish what is healthy and good for you, and whether you can allocate some time to do it well or just do it. Go for a run in the morning, leave the town on a bike, walk in the sun and rejoice some good weather that the days bring. Cut down on some unhealthy habits and reinforce your new ones with some rewards. Introduce little changes to your routine futher more so that when a change comes you would be better prepared to deal with it effectively. Find ways to soothe the scared parts of you deep within and experiment with any methods that you might want to think about. Do not be afraid to ask for help or yourself extend a hand to someone. Be mindful of the fact that you have little time left on this planet so while your consciousness is still on, keep it that way as long as you can.
If you have found a job that brings in enough dough just watch out for the crisis that might strike any time soon. Thousands have been losing their jobs but most people than not are still employed and doing fine no matter more. Any incentives you might get to invest in self development are not about the money only, the experience could teach you now that it is no use waiting for nothing, for a bit of luck to strike you, for the fate to announce itself all of a sudden. Hard work alone cannot spare you either, plenty of those who are alive are willing to be working hard to provide for their families, so why treat yourself as the exception to the rule. If you have been adamant you came to know it all and see no real need to do anything about your attitude then perhaps the experience will teach you how to do it now.
Expect the Change round the Corner
How can a change in one’s life bring about a change in one’s expectations and behavior and action to bring something to fruition only those affected know. But in those troubling time of high unemployment figures and unrelentless stress of having to do your job many times better than ever, effort and change are no longer enough. Innovation is a value sought over and that belongs only to some of the brains out there, as you cannot learn overnight to suddenly become passionate about the opportunities in a given field. What if you have developed and flexed all your muscles and all you can do now is just expect unemployment. With no skills employed and strengthened ways of dealing with tasks, the individual’s chances of work success are largely diminished. Problem is in the crisis and with new blows to the economy and the changing requirements as well as a smaller job supply getting a job is much slimmer than ever before. It is a decade of a radical change at large, with ageing populations, increased high tech invasion on our lives and more, so that no one is virtually able to predict what comes next. Now, mind you, even those much touted smart brains would be facing a great era of anxiety ahead, being challenged with an insufficient job supply for those with diplomas and even PhD. That would simply mean those people would move to open their own business instead of putting their brain to some advanced ideas that any country deeply needs for its development. With trickles of immigrants coming over, the worst paid jobs attract now those who would not normally be thinking even about this idea in the first place. So much has changed now, with cutbacks and family’s strength getting weaker, which only means that without this support we are doomed to live a life that has only some little ray of light to offer. But in developed countries thousands continue to live a good life and things are better for them than ever, so again, the disparity is so vast despite the world being so nicely interconnected than ever before.