Are you one of the millions of people who spend the whole week looking forward to Friday night? Does Sunday night give you that sinking, “Oh no, it’s Monday tomorrow!” feeling? Are you fed up with rushing around at ninety miles an hour?
You’re not alone.
Life has become crazily complicated for so many of us. We hurry through the day moving from one thing to another on the roller coaster of “I-don’t-have-time!” We don’t have time to chat to our neighbours, or play with our kids, or write letters to people we care about. We don’t have time to take a breath and enjoy the moment that we’re in.
There’s always something that has to be done. Money has to be earned, the mortgage has to be paid and the credit cards are mounting up. The kids need collecting from school, the shopping needs to be done and the bills need paying. That’s life, right? But somewhere in the back of our minds a thought is nagging away at us saying that something’s missing, that there has to be more to it than this…
If you are one of the millions of people feeling totally stressed out by the pace of life you might like to know that there’s something you can do about it. In fact there are plenty of ways of changing your life so that you look forward to Monday just as much as you look forward to the weekend.
Do you remember when you were a child, before you went to school? I bet you enjoyed life back then. I bet you took each day as it came and didn’t worry overmuch about anything. You probably laughed more back then too and slept like a log!
So what changed? What was it that happened to change life from the one that was fun to the one in which you find yourself frowning at some point every day? My guess is it was probably what you learned from others. You were probably taught you needed to go out and get a job. You were probably told you had to work hard to make a living. You were told that earning money is the name of the game, and because everyone else went on to get a job when they finished school you did too.
So what is “work”? Work brings you money so you can do the things you want, right? Or does it? Most people work their socks off, but not many of us have much time to do what we want. A lot of people are just too worn out by the time the evening comes round and on top of that they make themselves sick with worry.
So you could say that work doesn’t work.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Richard Cawte. I’ve spent years helping people to do what they really want to do (see the section on testimonials) instead of going out each day to a job that they couldn’t care less about. That’s because I don’t think it’s worth living your life on hold.
I don’t think it’s a great idea to wait until you retire to do the things you want to do, because you might be dead by then: one in four people are. And I just don’t like the idea that you might get to age 65 or 75 or 85 and look back on your life with regret, because it really doesn’t have to be that way.
As one 82 year old lady said: “I don’t regret doing the things that I shouldn’t have done in my life, it’s the things I could have done but didn’t do that I regret.”
I have developed seventeen simple paths to help you to create the life you want to lead.