Today’s the day to get in front of how your next decade might change
Live in the moment…
Our lives rarely follow the linear pattern we imagine, so it’s important to embrace all that it throws at us as it comes. At some point, we all have to go with the flow, and letting the stream of life take you where it does is far easier that furiously attempting to paddle upstream. Set goals for sure, but don’t let ambition get in the way of life. At the end of the day, we’ll cherish the memories we made with the people we love, not the brands in your wardrobe or the model of the car in a garage.
… but keep one eye on the future
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily bustle, but make time to slow down to focus not only on the things on your plate today but also on what’s coming in the decade ahead. Size up schools for your kids. Think about braving a career change to chase a dream. Shake up your life with a new sport or hobby. Commit to saving for a holiday to a place you never thought you’d go. This isn’t about obsessive planning, it’s a matter of mindfully making time in your day every so often to review your goals and think about how you can best get there. A day now will make a huge difference to your decade..
Step away from the screens
In a world that’s constantly plugged in, it’s hard to enjoy the little moments as they come. Thousands of emails, tweets, updates and news alerts vie for our attention 24/7. Take a look at your fellow Australians glued to their tiny screens and studiously avoiding contact on their commutes. Imagine setting up your life so that you can run, walk, ride or scoot to work instead: what an uplifting start to the day that would be. Small steps towards tuning into each other more and turning our backs on ultimately meaningless distractions less inevitably boost happiness. Pledge not to check your emails first thing in the morning. Lock away all devices at 6pm to enjoy quality family time – even if that includes sitting in front of the TV together after dinner (but also remember the hilarious fun of board games). Spend this decade embracing life by cutting down on the things that don’t matter to make much more time for the things that do.
If you build it, they will come
Many of us yearn for the suburban childhood of our parents and grandparent, where knowing your neighbours and smiling at strangers in the street was the norm. As our worlds become more insular, we risk losing these communities. People seem shut off and unwilling to sow the seeds of new friendship, but we can all be the ripples that make waves of change. Bake a tray of your famous cupcakes for a new neighbour. Take a hot meal over to a family with a newborn. Organise a clothes-swap day. The small efforts you make in your own community have the power to revive the very best of yesteryear, watching kids play in the street, enjoying a Friday drink with new friends and looking out for each other…
Let today be the day that you start to live in the moment, make Queensland’s most vibrant new community the place where you start to make the memories for your truly memorable life, ENQUIRE NOW!