Life is short, guys. It really is. I've been alive for a quarter of a century and while that isn't long, it means that even if I live to the ripe old age of 100, I am already a quarter of the way through my life. I'm really a third of the way through the years that I will be able to actually live, so yeah, life is short.
There are a lot of things that life is just too short to worry about. Here are a handful of those things:
1. Make the bed
Seriously, making the bed is so over rated. Why make the bed when you're just going to get in an mess it up again.
I'm bad for this. I worry about things a lot. My grades, what I'll do when I get to a certain stage in my life, what type of silly schedule the school is going to come up with this semester for courses. But really, what's the point? Worrying doesn't help a solution come about. It just makes us anxious, and it's bad for our health.
3. Waste time with people that don't make you feel good
I think everybody has somebody in their life that doesn't make them feel very good, but that they keep around for one reason or another. Do you really want to look back on your life and memories and have them tainted by somebody who doesn't appreciate you, who is always competing with you or who tries to drag you down into their own misery? Probably not!
4. Not look up stupid videos on YouTube
Sometimes, when I'm having a bad day, I come home and spend an hour looking up really stupid videos on YouTube and laughing about them.
I get periods of guilt when I'm thinking about how I need to be more productive; I should be spending my time blogging or doing homework, not watching RWJ's commentary on outrageous videos and giggling to myself. But sometimes, you just gotta relax.
5. Dry clean your clothes
Seriously. Dry cleaning? I have a limited amount of time on this earth and I do not want to be spending it taking my clothes to and from the dry cleaners, thankyouverymuch.
Unless the piece of clothing is seriously nice and dry clean only.
6. Pre-wash your dishes (before they go in the dishwasher)
My stepmom does this, and it's so bizarre. I understand rinsing them off, but she actually uses a cloth and soap.
This goes along with worrying. I once had a friend tell me "never complain about the things you can't change". He was right; it's a negative, poor way to live a life. I complain a lot. I've been trying to reign that in.
If you don't like something, try and change it. If you can't change it, try and leave it behind you. If that's not possible, then learn to tolerate it. It's hard, I know.
8. Resent your circumstances
Even if we hate our jobs or want to strangle our neighbor, life is just too short to resent what life has given us. We have to do what we have to do, and thinking negatively about those things won't help them go away. Try to put a positive spin on the things that you resent; positivity is contagious and you'll be thinking positive more often.
9. Make reasonable meal choices
I understand that to keep living, we require nutrition. But I'll never understand those people that look at me funny for having a hot fudge sundae for breakfast, or pizza for six meals in a row. I'm not saying you should sacrifice your health, but it won't kill you to eat what you want every once in awhile.
Okay, pizza for six meals in a row might kill you. Don't try this at home.
10. Give yourself unreasonable restrictions for no reason (not drinking, no chocolate)
When your geriatric, you're not going to be looking back on your life and thinking "oh, remember that time I went a week without chocolate? Awesome!". You're going to be thinking about all of the things that you did and enjoyed. And if you really love chocolate, why not enjoy it (in moderation) here and there? Don't challenge yourself to stupid challenges.