Living in the Moment

Towards the end of the year, a lot of people tend to worry about cramming things in or getting them done quickly. Filling out college applications, studying for finals, taking entrance exams, and desperately making up missing work are all things that should not be pushed back until last minute. Getting those things out of the way first allows more free time to do enjoyable things. Of course everybody needs to have a plan for the future, but when looking way ahead, people tend to ignore what’s in front of them and do not appreciate those as much. We say all the time that technology is taking over our lives, but we rely on it. We still text. We still call. We count on computers to get our assignments done. If nobody cares, if nobody has spirit, if nobody changes, if nobody puts down those phones, then the beauty of the world will be neglected. Most people nowadays would rather stay at home and watch YouTube videos than go outside and play. We should be wanting the opposite of that. Don’t worry about the future too much, but also don’t get stuck in the past. What’s happened already occurred so moving on is the best choice. We all make mistakes or have wanted to erase bad incidents, but no matter what we do, the past won’t change. Instead of thinking about the negative things, we should be optimistic and do things that will prevent those events from happening again.

Fun things to do outside:

  1.  Play sports. It’s really simple, just take a ball outside and kick it, hit it, throw it, or bounce it; it doesn’t matter. Drag a few friends with you to play. It’s a great way to exercise and have fun at the same time. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. 
  2. Travel. I use to think traveling was a hassle and there was no point, but that was only because I refused to traveled when I had the opportunity to. I regret not going on trips back then because now I can’t; both my parents are too busy to take me anywhere now. Yes, it is sometimes a struggle to pack, but it all works well in the end. Many experiences will be gained and you will be able to better understand different places and traditions. There are many beautiful sights that we all have yet to see as well as things to experience. . 
  3. Go out with friends and family. Watching movies once in a while wouldn’t hurt. It’s important to bond with friends and family so that there will be people to rely on later. After everyone goes their separate ways in college, there will be no time to see each other anymore due to packed and busy schedules. Family bondings every now and then are great!

Spend your time wisely.

Instead of sitting in a room playing league, watching movies, and going on social media, going outside for a change couldn’t hurt. Make sure to do everything you can now so that later on there will be no regrets. Appreciate everything and everyone around you because they make up who you are. The present exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future. If not now, then when?

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