Ask yourself this. Do you live, exist or survive?

There are two kinds of people: sloggers and sluggers. Like the olden days, sloggers work like donkeys taking on load from everywhere, never resting for a moment, trying hard just to make a living.  As for sluggers, they are a dying breed, a chilled out bunch of sloths who figure there’s no point to stress yourself about life, and instead adapt the happy go lucky policy.

Unfortunately, the everyday pressure of life is slowly turning us all into sloggers who are focused solely on survival, making the purpose of  life completely obsolete. Are you going to just make a living or make your life worth living? This October’s lesson is to take time off every day and live a little. After all, chasing the big Cosmopolitan dream includes living life to the fullest, doesn’t it?

October is the month of all festivities and festivals. Whether it is Dasara or Diwali (Hindu), Muharram (Islam), Halloween (Christianity), Nine Emperor God Festival (Taoism), Yom Kippur or Hashanah (Hebrew), other Buddhist and Hellenist observances, the month is filled with auspicious days that bring friends and families together in celebration. Moving towards the new generation festivals, Oktoberfest is in full swing across the world along with a whole roster of music festivals beckoning youngsters to every arena with the promise of great music, cheer, food, drinks, and much needed real world detox.

We don’t really have to wait for the holiday season or a vacation to let out steam. A few minutes a day to do something that makes you happy with people you love can go a long way in improving your life. The rat race is always going to be there regardless of whether you choose to drop out, join later, take a break or ignore it altogether. As long as you have your life goals sorted wisely, happiness is destined to be in your corner.

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These are all the affirmations you need to get through the day.

I want to be happy. I want to live my life to the fullest. I want to love what I have and what I do.

Take a break from the blue screens. Socialize with your friends face to face. Play with your children. Do something crazy. Cook if you like, paint, walk up to a stranger and get acquainted, explore a new neighborhood, play cricket, or even cuddle with your dog. Do anything that brings a smile on your face and takes the load of your back for a few moments.

Live a little, a moment at a time, a day at a time, and then forever. Life is short, we may as well enjoy the view while we have it.

I’m beginning to think we should all take life lessons from Pandas, don’t you?