How to Make Today Count

We all know we are supposed to live life to the fullest, but it's not easy figuring out how to do it without using up all your money or doing something irresponsible. So, at Take time to BE YOU, we've been doing a lot of thinking, trying to find ways to make each day more meaningful and memorable. And now, we think we've found a way. It's easy, and free!

All you've got to do is put a few minutes aside each day to ask yourself the following five questions.

Did I... 1. Laugh 2. Learn 3. Listen 4. Love 5. Look after myself

(Asking yourself these questions at night will help you reflect on the day and decide how you want to go about doing things the next day. Or you can use these as statements of intention each morning to give you some purpose and direction for the day ahead).

How to Make Today Count

Because laughing is the best medicine to help you feel better. It allows you to unwind, de-stress and it gives you an energy boost.

Because when you learn, you grow and develop as a person. Knowledge is Power after all! And as Dr Seuss says: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go".

Listen. Really listen! Put yourself in other people's shoes. This will give you perspective when thinking about your own life and allow you to understand and connect better with the people around you. It can make you happier and help you manage stress.

Here, when we talk about love, we mean allowing yourself to really feel and show your feelings. Tell the people you love that you love them, don't just assume they know. Saying I love you can be hard but it’s good for you! (there is research to prove it!).

And last but not least, look after yourself both physically and emotionally. Exercise. Eat well and remember to be nice to yourself. Be your own best friend! (You can visit our get fit page for tips and ideas on how to do it).

We hope this helps you. And don't worry if you forget to do it sometimes, you'll probably remember on the days it really matters. What's important is that each time you do this exercise you let yourself go and fully benefit from the experience.

* This combination of words is popular, many have used them to come up with life lessons, design a leadership principle, a road to happiness, and a lot more. Here at Take time to BE YOU we have used them as a way to check in with ourselves and ensure we are living life to the fullest.

How to Make Today Count

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