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Published on January 8, 2021

Here’s a Gentle Reminder That You Will Die One Day

Here’s a Gentle Reminder That You Will Die One Day

One truth that we all know is that one day you will die. All of us will die at some point. And while it’s a sad truth, what’s sadder is that not everyone is able to make the most of their time on there.

According to a study, many people lay on their deathbed with regrets. Regrets about bad decisions they made in the past or living a life that someone else gave them. The list of regrets could go on for a while.

But the beauty of life is that you can still do something about it all.

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Living Life to the Fullest

Lifehack’s CEO, Leon has written an article about how to live life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest comes down to improving the six aspects of your life:

  • Physical health – eating better, exercising, strengthening yourself mentally too.
  • Family and relationship fulfilment – the friends that we make and retain along the way.
  • Work and career prosperity – having a job you love and encourages growth.
  • Spiritual wellness – being able to tap into a world beyond logic.
  • Mental strength – being able to focus, have drive and discipline.
  • Wealth and money satisfaction – living within your means.

Having a balance of those six things is essential to living life to the fullest. However, life often demands more from us in order to achieve those things. At Lifehack, we teach people how to grow the following eight core skills in order to fulfil all the aspects of life:

  • Self-empowerment – having motivation and confidence with what you want to achieve. Ensure your purpose is made clear and know how to stay positive in the moment of adversity.
  • Self-control – setting clear goals and plans for yourself. Build constructive habits and routines that support these goals.
  • Renewable vitality – being physically fit and healthy and getting proper sleep.
  • Mastery over emotions – reframing negativity with positive actions you can take.
  • Conscious communication – understand other people’s ideas and express and deliver thoughts and feelings clearly.
  • Smart focus – completing tasks in the most effective and efficient manner you can.
  • Learning and adaptability – you want to be able to learn and adapt to any knowledge or skill.
  • Constructive thinking – having a clear and uncluttered mind.

Living life to the fullest is not easy, but as long as you keep in mind that one day you’re going to die, you will not waste another second in life. Though as human beings, we sometimes forget about what to live for when we’re too busy surviving. A gentle daily reminder would be nice for us all.

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Your Gentle Reminder – One Day You’re Going To Die

We recently uncovered the company – more specifically a Youtube channel – OLOGY.

The purpose of the channel is to provide gentle reminders that one day you will die. But from that information, the channel is going out of its way to teach people about three core aspects: mindfulness, re-invention, and play.

From those aspects, it provides reminders to make every moment count for something. That everything that you are doing is progressing yourself in some way shape or form.

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OLOGY is running a Kickstarter campaign that pledges to deliver pins, pendants, and visual wall art to remind people that life is fleeting and that it’s important to make the most of it.

    Vita Pendant

    The proceeds will be going towards this project to make it the best that it could be. And it’s had an overwhelming amount of support, raising over $22,000 at the time of writing this – having reached its target donation goal within the first five hours of it launching.

      Life Visualized Wall Art

      These three tools are simple but invaluable as the constant reminder that you will die will push you to make better decisions overall.

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        Know yourself pin

        If you know that you will die eventually, it makes sense that you will strive to make the most of what you’ve got, to make smarter decisions about who you spend time with and what you’ll do every day. Having these little reminders only encourages that way of thinking.

        Furthermore, these tools will be more helpful once the channel starts expanding and developing. Thanks to many people’s support for this, the Youtube channel will only grow and be able to provide invaluable information. Even if the content isn’t coming from trained professionals, the fact this information is coming from everyday people has a level of authenticity and relatedness to it.

        If you also want a gentle reminder to seize every moment in life, back this campaign as these simple tools can help you now and in the future. They’re well worth the investment as the pendants, wall art, and pins are worth more than the donation you spent to receive them. Though you’ll need to be acting quickly as donations will close on February 1st, 2021.

        If you want to learn more about OLOGY, take the time to watch some of the videos posted by this channel in the future. You’ll receive plenty of information on how to live a better life and to make every moment count.

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        Last Updated on January 14, 2021

        I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

        I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

        Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

        Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: Years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

        That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

        Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

        If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

        1. Get Plenty of Sleep

        Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

        Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, try these 10 Best Natural Sleep Aids to Help You Feel Rested

        2. Eat Healthily

        I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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        I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

        In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

        Here’re some inspirations for you: How to Find a Healthy Eating Plan That Actually Works for You

        3. Write It All Down

        Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

        Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

        4. Get Some Fresh Air

        It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

        Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

        5. Get Some Exercise

        This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

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        You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

        Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

        6. Treat Yourself

        Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

        Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

        Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

        Here’re more ideas to inspire you: 30 Ways To Treat Yourself No Matter What

        7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

        Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

        If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

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        Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

        Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

        Here’s How to Quit Social Media for a Happier and More Focused Life.

        8. Dance

        Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

        Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

        9. Get Organized

        A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

        Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

        It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

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        10. Pay It Forward

        Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

        Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

        Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

        People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

        Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

        A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

        If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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