Why Being Something Is Better Than Just Being

by Ashley Fern

Too many people simply coast through life one day at a time while looking forward to the next best event. The thing is, you are robbing yourself of the present moment. Each day has immense potential, but that is something people tend to forget about. Make the most out of all of your days instead of looking forward to the next best one.

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee

Do something every day you can relish and be proud of. You create your own reality, so why not make it the best possible life you can? Take a look at the ways to make the most out of your existence:


If you have no plans on the weekend, instead of wasting them being hungover, why don’t you do something more worthwhile like traveling? There are endless types of transportation that are available to travel to any city. Plan ahead, so you can get yourself the best deal.


Follow Your Dreams

Whatever your dreams are, don’t let them intimidate you; go out in the world and go after what you love. Don’t waste your time pursuing a career you aren’t passionate about. If you don’t know what it is you want to do, you aren’t going to find it while you repeat the same menial tasks daily. Go out and try different things.


The better you look, the better you will feel. Try and do something active everyday so you feel more alive. Get in tune with your body and see how much better you feel. The more in shape you are, the more motivated you will feel to go out into the world.

Conquer Your Fears

Do not waste your time thinking about the things that scare you, as all you are doing is wasting the moment you are in. Tackle these fears so that they do not have control over your emotions any longer. Take back your life and stop letting things that shouldn’t command you dictate your behavior.


Put Down The Netflix

It’s easy to get caught up in a television show when Netflix basically has every program under the sun. Sunday is the last day of freedom you have before you begin another work week. Instead of spending hours upon hours lounging while watching Netflix in your apartment, go out and explore whatever city you are fortunate enough to live in.

Learn Something New

Whether it’s taking a class or learning a new hobby, you are never too old to grow mentally. Keep your mind active and engaged and see how beneficial this can be to your life. The world is always changing, so it’s crucial that you keep yourself up to speed so you do not fall behind.

Put Down The Remote, Pick Up A Book

Stop watching awful reality television shows that only degrade your intelligence. Pick up a novel and immerse yourself in someone else’s story. Exercising your brain is extremely important and reading is an enjoyable way to do that. Plus when you have conversations, it’s a bit more attractive to reference a novel you once read rather than an episode of "The Bachelor."

Stop Living Through Your Cell Phone

Stop having conversations via text and go out and participate in some human interaction. Any conversation you are having can be better articulated through face-to-face conversation. As technology continues to advance, you have to remain aware of the power it has over your social life. You may think it enhances it, but in reality it’s extremely detrimental to it.

Be Present

Stop worrying about the past -- you can’t change it. Stop worrying about the future -- there are some things you cannot control. Focus on the present moment you are living in and make the most of it. Don’t let your mind drift to places it cannot benefit from being in.

Pay Attention To The News

The news is available in a variety of media, so there is virtually no excuse as to why you have no idea what is going on in the world. By choosing to ignore situations in other cities and countries, you're living a life of unhealthy exclusion.


Recognize how fortunate you are and try and help others. Go out and share your valuable experience and knowledge with others who can benefit from it. The love and gratitude you’ll receive for your efforts will offer you a whole new perspective on life. If that doesn’t motivate you on its own, think about this: volunteer work can actually help to lower depression levels.

Make Your Own Plans

Stop following what your friends and others around you are doing if it’s not something you really want to be doing. Don’t just coast along because it’s easier to be a follower than a leader. Find something you enjoy that you want to spend time investing yourself in.

Invest In Yourself

Try and do something that will better yourself as a person every day. It doesn’t matter if this is cutting people or bad habits out of your life or doing something differently to enhance it. As long as you are making constant changes, you will always feel as if you are living and improving.

Ignore Others' Bad Vibes

Sometimes people are not even aware of how big of an effect other people’s vibes can have on others, but it clutters people more than they would like to think. You should never give this the benefit of the doubt and always try to avoid the negative energies coming from people that have them. Don’t make the mistake of entertaining them and bringing them into your life.

Get Up

Gather the courage and strength to do something different, something outside of your comfort zone. Experience what life has to offer, make new experiences, meet new people and create memories that will last you a lifetime.

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