6 ways to love your life (even more)!

6 ways to love your life (even more)!

via the Huffington Post

by Kimanzi Constable

Life is short. In the last year, I lost the man I consider one of my father figures — my grandfather. He died in December at 87 years old. When I think back on our time together, my memories are filled with love, tears, education, and strength. He lived a full life and taught me how to live through the example he set in his life.

It doesn't take a death for you to realize that life will quickly pass. I'm sure you can remember a time when you were younger or a memory that was years ago but feels like it was just yesterday. Days and weeks seem to drag up, but often we look up and realize another year is almost gone.

How you spend each moment is important because those moments are limited. You can never get time back, which makes time a precious resource in each of our lives. There are six ways for you to love your life and use each moment on the things that are important to you.

1. Do Meaningful Work

Studies from Gallup have shown the average workweek is now 47 hours. You can spend that time doing something you love or hate. Either way, it will affect the other areas of your life. Despite the recovering economy we live in, you can find or create work that you love. Don't spend day in and day out waking up to a job you hate. Use the Internet and technology to create your ideal "work" situation.

2. Cherish Relationships

I, for one, cherish my alone time, but I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for healthy relationships. It can be family, friends, or a romantic relationship, but that connection could be the difference between happiness or misery. Good relationships can lift you up or be the shoulder to cry on when things don't go as planned…

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