I’m a big proponent of always having the thought that I might die tomorrow on the back of my mind. It helps me frame life better and understand everything in context.
This line of thinking has helped me a lot in life — i was able to take risks that moved me forward and do things that scared me, which is always a good thing.
However, I’ve found myself in a conundrum lately: because I know time is limited, I want to achieve so much. I put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve more faster, and i always feel like I’m lagging behind. At the same time, since life is limited, i want to enjoy it — i want to sip lattes and wine, drive around listening to jazz and not worry so much about not achieving enough.
Do you find yourself in a similar situation? How do you deal with it?