It can be so easy to fall into the same routine every day. Then, without even realizing, it's been another year already and you may not feel like you're happy with the way you lived your life or that you didn't make the most out of the year. So why not make a personal resolution to yourself to live your life to the fullest this year in 2019?
Make 2019 the year you stop wanting and start doing. Life is for living – as each day and year passes by quicker and quicker, remember you're the one who is in control of how you live your life and you can start living it fully whenever you want. So why not make it the best it can be, starting today?
Nathan Scott in One Tree Hill said, "It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday. And then quietly and without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And that someday is yesterday. And this is your life." Without even realizing, our days pass us by and they turn into months, years, and then decades, but have you made the most of them?
So don't hold back in life. Try new things, talk to new people, seek new adventures. Say yes more to things you might be too scared to try, and say no to things you don't want to settle for. Make your life one you would be proud of when you look back years later.
Even though we all have different paths and passions, humans can be united in their unexplainable desire to make the most out of their lives. People want to look back on their lives and confidently say that they have lived it fully. Sometimes it takes a near-death experience or the passing of someone close to you to realize how short life can be. Don't wait for that to happen to start living.
Living life to the fullest can mean so many different things to so many people. There's no one formula to follow. Sometimes when you think of the phrase, it might be easy to picture something extra, like going skydiving or quitting your job to travel the world.
Living life fully doesn't mean you have to make any major, costly changes to your life. It can start with adding simple habits into your everyday life.
Start with this: ask yourself, what makes you feel the most alive? What makes you happy? What is something you're actually excited about and don't dread during your week? It doesn't have to be a big thing – it can be something as simple as cooking a new recipe, trying out a new spot in town or watching documentaries.
Live life to the fullest by following your passions. Pursue the things you can't stop thinking about or that fuel an innate curiosity into you. Whether it's a hobby or dream, passions give us an inexplicable fire.
Live life to the fullest by seeking the experiences that make you happy to be alive. If you love travelling, stop waiting for the right time to go and instead make it a reality. You can make a pact to set aside some money into your savings every week so that you can travel to a new place, or for a more affordable option, you can even go on a small trip to a nearby town.
If you love the outdoors, seek out new places to explore, such as a local hike, lake or beach. Soak up the beauty of nature and don't stop seeking adventures. If you love food, find new restaurants in your city or new recipes to cook at home. If you love to exercise, try some new workout classes, like hot yoga, barre or spin.
Live life to the fullest by never stopping exploring. Whether exploring to you means going on a hike you've never done before or trying out new cafes in the city, be curious about everything and make the most of all your experiences.
Live life to the fullest by trying new things. If you've always wanted to learn guitar or pick up a new language, do it! If you're scared to take a lesson in something like dance or painting or yoga, don't let fear of failure get in the way.
Life is an adventure and it's not always easy, but it sure can be beautiful. So why not make the most of the time we do have on Earth? You won't regret making the most of it.
"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience," said Eleanor Roosevelt. Whatever living life to the fullest means for you, I hope you are able to make 2019 the year you stop making it through life and start loving your life!