Life is oh-so-precious, let's live well now

Life is oh-so-precious, lets live well now

- Tracey Hancock

The passing of a loved one, friend or acquaintance can evoke such a range of emotions, everything from sadness to anger, and happiness too as we remember times spent together. It can also be a time of reflection on our own lives and questioning whether we’re really happy.

The hustle and bustle of life, days consumed with demands and deadlines, and seemingly endless To Do lists can mean that each day flies by in a blur. Before you know it, another month or year has gone!

Life is busy and each day is full, but is it the life you dream of living? 

I’ve been reflecting on life (more than I usually do!) – the news of a school friend passing stopped me in my tracks. A short, swift journey with cancer ended her life at 44.

I remember her smile and quiet but quick wit. We headed off in different directions when we finished school and while we didn’t keep in touch her name would pop up in conversation from time to time. And despite the years that have gone by, the memories of our time at school are still there.

Hearing the news that someone you know has died makes you think, doesn’t it, about life and the preciousness of it.

The only thing we have for sure is now, this moment. 

In the hustle and bustle of life, racing from one job to the next on your mile-long To Do list, constantly feeling the pressure of demands and deadlines, are you living your life well?

Like me, you may have found yourself, from time to time, dreaming of an idyllic life – nothing to do but laze around a pool, reading or doing whatever takes your fancy. There are people doing all the jobs you don’t want to do, and life is plain sailing, no issues or challenges, no lows or tough times, ever. The truth is that’s a fantasy and while I believe it’s possible to live the life you dream of, there’s a distinct difference between a fantasy life and a dream life.

You’re a beautiful human being and your time is now. 

Stop pushing to fit in and doing what you think is expected of you or what you should do. Put aside the fantasy life and hopes that some day somewhere in the magical future everything will be perfect.

All you need to do is show up as you.

Okay so about now I hear people say, and maybe you're thinking this too, that they're not good enough. You are good enough. You are beautiful, whole and perfect - perfectly you. You don't have to be a king or queen, a president or prime minister, or an international globetrotter (unless that’s right for you!) - be you. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, an artist, a business owner or an employee, a volunteer, an executive, a cleaner, a checkout operator, an accountant or whatever it is that you do, the world needs YOU and the unique combination of skills, talents and gifts that you have.

Life is short and it’s oh-so-precious. Take time to reflect on whether you’re living well and commit to making a change today. As always it doesn’t need to be epic sized (unless that’s right for you), something small will help you live your life well. If I can be of any help as you explore what living well means to you, let me know.

Beautiful, live well today.

Know someone, someone you love and care for, who needs to hear this message too? Please share. 

Tracey Hancock is a coach and mentor passionately committed to helping people live well. Drawing on her own life experience and the lessons she's learnt trying to be and do what she thought was expected of her, Tracey will gently guide you to reconnect with yourself, putting you and your health at the heart of everything you do in life and business. If you know it's time to be you and to live your REAL life, contact Tracey to learn more about the REALiving approach today.