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Go, Get a Life!

Updated on January 27, 2015
Our Life consists of Work and Home
Our Life consists of Work and Home
Everyone is in search of the meaning of LIFE..
Everyone is in search of the meaning of LIFE..
This is the Tree of Life...we start off as a bud and then sprout, and grow into a Tree.
This is the Tree of Life...we start off as a bud and then sprout, and grow into a Tree.
Life is Zen
Life is Zen

Life...what a word huh!

We are alive 'cause we are breathing. Each breathe we take, makes this life go on and on and on until we breathe our last.

So, while we are breathing in and making our life go on...what do we do while it is ON? Are we in the Rat -Race that makes us just work and slog and be bitter towards the end of the day? Are we always cribbing about our Boss and wait up for the weekend to come to enjoy? If yes, then we are actually just living our life on 1 day of each week i.e Saturday. 'cause Sunday goes in laundry, cleaning up and getting ready for our Monday.

A hub written on the Days of the Week gives an idea of how we live...

So, we deal with Sunday and then we start our week with the first day of the week...Monday!

Oh boy, this day goes like a drag and most of us experience a lot of heartache. Another hub of mine tackles on how to deal with Monday Blues.

So, what is our life actually besides waiting up for Friday evenings and Saturdays? Statistics show that people party hard on those two nights and get hangover on Sundays. Is that the meaning of life? We spend the coming 5 days just thinking of our past since our present is so boring. Is that it? We spend our life in the past and in the future (as to where do we party next for the coming weekend) Do we really have an aim for our dear life? Or is it just working from 9am to 8pm and then crashing on the bed to wake up to another sulky day?

We are fortunate to get this life so, why don't we go and get a life? Question is HOW?

Firstly, start with a positive atitude and that will make each day of ours look so much brighter and happier and we will wish for the day never to end. It's the mind set which can take us miles before we retire for that day...

Remember those days...when we are born and there is so much happiness around in our family. Parents are happy to have us and we are cuddled with lots of love, toys and what not...Life is good! We start school and mingle with other humans around. We increase our communication and we look at life beyond our home. Wasn't that a wonderful feeling? We loved going out and hanging around with children our age.

We could keep that same perspective now and block our egos and jealousy and hatred. As we grew up, life definitely became more complex and challenging since there is a lot of competition around we had to turn in our innocence to become mature adults.

Innocence, sure is such a wonderful gift given to us by the Almighty. A hub explaining it is linked below.

What is Life?

Life is a Zen. Life can be wonderful and we can achieve highs in this life OR it can be treacherous and can completely destroy us. We are riding our own chariot and we ought to take control of it. Let us not live only for 1 day of each week. Let us cherish each moment we are in and learn from it by bring awareness in our negativity and making sure that we are able to screen it well when it tends to take our life on a different route.

Experiment on our self:-

Let us all have a piggy bank and see how much we earn at the end of each month...

How about you deposit a penny at the end of each day IF you have had a GOOD and a POSITIVE day with an awareness of negativity in you.

I am doing this experiment on myself and would love to treat myself with the amount collected at the end of each month from my piggy bank.

Try it!

Let us all go and get a life...A life which will bring us calmness, satisfaction, happiness when we breathe our last on this planet. We don't know what kind of life we will get next so, why not make full use of it by doing good to ourselves and to our brethren around.


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you, breathing. I wish you the best...namaste!

      Thanks nithya. Yup, this is one life right now...gotta live it by being in the present.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from United States

      Love your idea, Peggy. You are lucky to find passion in whatever you do. Hugs!!

      Well said, cherrycrime26. Wishing you the best!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Wonderful hub - interesting. We all have to get our real lives back, living in the present, doing good to others and ourselves. The piggy bank idea of yours is great. Voted up.

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      7 years ago from Bangladesh

      The meaning of life is very simple to me. Actually life is simple to live but we make it complicated. I think it was a difficult topic to write but you did really well.

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      January Moon 

      7 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Great hub, we should def just live in the moment, I often have to remind people I am not my career!! I am a person and without a career I will still have a life. Most people live at work and then bring work home with them, this is so unhealthy!! voted up

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have fortunately never found myself to be in the position of disliking work and merely living for 1 or 2 days a week. Now retired, I still find things of interest in each day...roses to smell...projects to complete.

      I heard a wise person once suggest that before going to bed each night, one should write down just one thing that made you happy that day. Have it near your bed and when you wake up in the morning, read it. It will start your day off with a smile. I thought that was a good idea.

      Thanks for sharing more of your wisdom with us in how to approach life. Up, useful and sharing it.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      hello neeleshkulkarni,

      Pleasure to see you. A routine can become boring at times. How about you try to change a few things in your schedule now and then...that might help. Eg-spending time on the computer can be altered while at work since; that will give you a break from the stress. Or you could go for a stroll, while at work. Giving your mind some rest or a diversion from the routine can make it more productive :)

      Wishing you luck and stress free days in the coming future...thanks for stopping by!

    • neeleshkulkarni profile image


      7 years ago from new delhi

      it is strange but i fond myself also living for the evening.getting up in the morning i live for the 3 hours get to spend on the comp and in exercise all on my own before the rest of the family wakes up, then i rush to the office and do not even realize what is going on till lunch time (it is so hectic) and then after lunch and a small catnap i tell myself its only half a day to the evening when i can go back home and relax with a book, go out et all.

      I would love to think i hate my work but i don't actually do most times i am happy with what i am doing but dunno why still want to escape from it all and break away to a less stressful regime.

      Sorry this is all the break my time will allow me.will now let go till tomorrow when i log back in to see what comments my comment brought forth.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Dear Claudia,

      You have beautiful insight, friend. I wish you peace and joy and success as well. Sending you positive vibes to stay in the best of health and attain the best of everything!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Claudia Tello 

      7 years ago from Mexico

      Hi Ruchira, nice to come across you here in Hubpages. I also dread the kind of “living your life for one day a week” you first describe in your Hub. What a terrible way to live. I identify much more with the second life modus operandi that you are trying to encourage with this Hub. My experiment to live with a positive outlook is to write down 10 positive things that happened each day in my “notebook of appreciation” which keeps me focused on the great things that I have in life and make me feel thankful for them. What I need now is to work on plans for my future because I feel I am living very much in the present and, all though that is encouraged by many philosophers, I am not quite sure that is such a good thing for my economy. I live very happy, I do things I totally enjoy, but I have very little money and that does not feel right.

      Nice Hub, very catchy title. Voted up and interesting.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Sankari,

      You have made my day, dear friend!

      That is my motive help my friends out of this circle of life just as I am struggling to get out myself.

      This piggy bank idea is an old doubt. I forget to practice it myself thus, was a reminder to me as well :)

      Thank you for your kind words and stopping by

      Wishing you lots of joy in your life.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi instantlyfamily,

      A pleasure to see you :)

      I am glad the above content was good enough to encourage someone to find their way.

      I am delighted :) Wishing you and your friend loads of positivity to choose the right path in your lives.

      Love & light!!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hello thumbi7,

      I am glad that the above could encourage you to share it.

      Thankyou and sending you positive vibes!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Fennelseed,

      First of all love your profile name..this seed symbolizes longevity, courage and strength :) I usually consume this seed after any aids in digestion as well.

      I am glad you like the above content. It is tough to not surround oneself with negativity, ego, jealousy etc but, I guess awareness of it makes us one step closer to our goal. I am also fighting this war amongst myself, dear friend.

      Wishing you immense joy and contentment in whatever you choose to do.


    • sankari.nayagam profile image


      7 years ago

      "Life-what a Word" - the very first line impressed me! I love the way you approach Life in your hubs! Whenever I read your hubs I get that positive energy boosted up in me!! The piggy bank idea was a good one. Though heard it before, was not practicing it regularly - thanks for reminding me about that!

    • instantlyfamily profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a very inspirational hub! I know someone who needs this kind of information. He truly needs to get a life. The whole familiy is worried about him. I hope this may inspire him. I believe it has the power to. Thanks for sharing!

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      JR Krishna 

      7 years ago from India

      This page is full of positive energy. Let me share this with my friends here.

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      Annie Fenn 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I too find myself drawn to your hubs, Ruchira. You have so much incredible, and if I may say, simple wisdom. But then positive changes that we can make to our lives are just that, simple. In fact the opposite, living with ego, greed, jealousy, hatred, lies, etc makes for very complicated, tormented and unenjoyable living. I love the piggy bank idea.

      Thank you so much for this pearl of wisdom, I will be reading more of your work. My votes to you.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Attention Getter :) I am glad to read your positivity about being a go-getter...way to go!!

      Thanks for your input!

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      Attention Getter 

      8 years ago

      Mondays are always a great day for me! I'm excited to get up and participate in what I love to do. That was the key for me - doing what I love. I try to enjoy the now and here of each and every day. I love the message of this hub!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you KateWest for your comment. Yes, positivity radiates energy around us and could make others be positive as well.

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      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Positive attracts positive - sounds good to me!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks Arun. Always Appreciate comments/suggestions from your end. Wishing you well...Cheers!!

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      8 years ago

      Nice read - keep up the good writing - need to do the experiment you suggested :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you RealHouseWife for appreciating my hub. Mom's usually serve as drivers for their kids and I guess days are remembered thanks to their kid's activities :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Very nice Ruchira! I also am a 'stay at home' mom - often I have no idea what day of the week it is. I only have to remember the day of Friday - tumbling lesson day for Maddy, and every other Wed. - newspaper club! I am the taxi:)!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you always exploring for stopping by to ponder over my thoughts/hubs.

      Appreciated your input and wishing you joy and happiness!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I adore your outlook on life. You are so right on with your thinking. We really don't know about tomorrow, but we can be happy today. Thank you for making me think.


      PS Happy to follow you.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Ashantina for your kind words. But on a serious note, I dunno what kind of life I will get next time so, better make use of this to the fullest (I learnt this after a few drastic incidents in my life)

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      8 years ago

      YES!! What a beautiful place you are at Ruchira.. and what an amazing wonderful concept of a 'piggy bank' for your day-to-day LIFE! Love this! Thanks for reminding me to be-come present. We need more hubs like this.

      up/beautiful/useful :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Yes, Fucsia. Just as Rome was not built in a is our life :)

      No wonder the Almighty is allowing us to breathe so many years on this planet so that we can do something with this LIFE of ours :)

      Thanks for stopping by...Appreciated it!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Fay. I love this experiment since that helps me to stay in the present but, alas there are DAYS when nothing goes in my bank...However, Awareness is the key to liberation (I think) so, I think I will reach my goal :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      barbergirl28...I can relate to your writing. When I was unemployed..each day seemed the same since there were no commitments besides the daily chores. I want to keep that same stride now; even with a calender full of commitments since that will help me enjoy each day and live in the present :)

      thanks for stopping by and giving me your precious input.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you Brenda for religiously following my writing. Your comments are so uplifting. Wishing you the Best :)

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      8 years ago

      Good page Ruchira and very nice experiment. You are right: we can not build our life in only one day. Every moment is important. Let us enjoy every day!

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      Fay Paxton 

      8 years ago

      I love this inspiring hub and the experiment has real merit. I just might try it.


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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      As I was reading this, I came to think... when I was working I always looked toward the future when I would have time off. That would go so fast, filled with the chores of life. Currently, I am unemployed and I find that the days all intermingle. A Monday is a Tuesday is a Wedsnesday is a Thurdsday is a Friday. No longer do I even care if it is the weekend, nor does it matter if it is a week day. They all seem the same. It is almost disappointing.

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      8 years ago

      Wow, I have become a frequent visitor to your site. And, I just love your hubs!!

      I liked this experiment you have written about...I might give it a try. Although it seems challenging but let's see :)

      keep up the good writing missy!!


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