Saturday, November 23, 2013

Day 11 and 12(40 days closer to Christ)9 ways to live life as if it could be your last

Mosiah 1-10
Scriptures to ponder:Mosiah 3:19

Mosiah 3:19
 19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

Have you ever wondered what you would say if you were asked to give your “last lecture ” to your family.I am going to write one tonight and share it with my family.What if we lived each day like it was our last?
"Everyday is a New Day! Learn from the past, make goals for the future, but live in the present!"Here are some ways to make life a little better;a little more focused.

1.Find out where you are out of balance and make note of what keeps you in balance.If you don't know then finding balance is your first step Each day is a fresh start with many options just waiting to be explored.Where are you on the ever changing balance scale?Maybe you are on your way to finding balance. Maybe you feel like Yukon found it.If you are feeling at peace don't let your guard down because balance is on going challenge.You don't want to be thrown off or completely detailed because you weren't doing anything to strengthen yourself.

2.Life is more exciting with adventure!
See this post about Adventure /retreat.We want to live life seeking the adventure.  And we want to take time in life to retreat: time to rest and to reflect.  We recognize the importance of being intentional in these places.Try to put on some wonder -glasses, and attempt to see your “same” world as a whole new world.

What does adventure mean to you?Read how-to-live-a-life-of-high-adventure.It is suggested to write what inspires you and to make 5 goals of adventure.Then plan on doing one in 3 months,1 year and 2 or 5 years.In this post how-to-live-mini-adventures-on-a-small-budget,adventure is defined as something enjoyable, unique and a departure from your routine.This sounds more attainable than going on a International trip or something.

3.Love yourself pretty  .Look in the mirror what do you see?It is important to love others but first you must love yourself.

4.Find your starting point/restoration Find something that gives your life meaning.Brian Kim says"Focus on the more important things in life and not let all the other trivial small things in life get to us."

5.Unlock your true potential.What is holding you back?You can become more like Christ.His attributes are listed in the scriptures.There is no better way to become closer to Christ then to  become humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all long-suffering.”

6.Seek balance
This requires continuous watchfulness in all areas of life;finding that balance read this article there was a great quote about balance.It was said "Our lives are in a constant state of trying to balance our focus on the past, present and future. Any of these can take too much of our concentration and energy. When this happens, we risk getting caught in one of them and losing focus on the other two that give us wisdom, motivation and fulfillment. I know finding balance in anything is easier said than done. Living in the moment, thinking about what is behind and in front of you, and being grateful for everything fantastic in your life can help to keep you focused on what you are going to do to keep moving in a positive direction."

7.Write a few goals each day and keep moving forward.

8.Live in the present and don't put the important things off until tomorrow.Make that phone call.Tell your family you love them.Eat that piece if cake slowly and let it melt on your tongue.Morning is the best time to read a motivational quote,go over your goals and get excited. Help feed your mind and wake up with mental food.Other ideas are meditation, journaling.Decide to be present for that day.

9.Be careful not to try to do it all
“And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.” (Mosiah 4:27.)

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