Any day, at almost any time I may die.
I may not have finished my novel. I may not have finished my studies. I may not have achieved many of my goals. All I can hope for, all I can prepare for, is to be the best person I can be, and to leave the best impact on those I know and love.
I’ve just finished a week’s holiday. When I told people I was taking some time off, the first thing many people asked me was if I was going anywhere. No. “Well, are you doing anything special?” Not really.
My plan was to organise myself. To better myself. To ensure that I’m the best person I can be.
I’ve spent a lot of time cleaning and organising my living space. Being the introvert I am, the two places I spend the most time are easily my room and my computer desk.
Though I’m not proud to say it, both were filthy.
A messy living space has a negative impact on mood and mental health, while this in turn makes it hard to build the motivation needed to better oneself.
Now that both are clean (cleaner than they’ve been in a long time!) I cannot help but feel a sense of pride and fulfillment every time I enter either space.
And that small sense of fulfillment boosts my mood. A sense of achievement is important happiness in a lot of ways. As mentioned in an earlier post, moving the goal without enjoying success was responsible for a large portion of my general unhappiness.
And so I’ve been cleaning. During my time off. And I can honestly say it’s one of the best holidays I’ve ever had.
At the end of the day, many people leave this world with unfinished business. We don’t choose when we leave, but we can choose how ready we are.