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Carpe Diem Quotes To Live By

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

Carpe Diem, is a Latin quotation from Roman poet Horace, which means "seize the day". It is often used for emphasis after saying something that urges someone to make the most of the day and what they are doing. It is a powerful message that we may want to embrace. Following are some carpe diem quotes to remember when you get caught up in tomorrow instead of today.

1. The Future Depends on What You Do Today.

What you do today determines what will happen tomorrow. Your decisions and actions influence your tomorrow in some way. So, if you want to have more success, a better relationship, a healthier body, or anything else, then make the most of today and do the things that will help you get where you want to be.

2. Stop Waiting For Tomorrow

Recognizing that opportunities are in the here and now is important. You may be waiting for the perfect moment or the perfect weather or the perfect response from someone, but if an opportunity – even one that doesn’t seem like a sure thing – comes right now to have fun or create a better tomorrow, then seizing it will help you feel more alive and move faster to where you want to be.

This is part of the law of attraction. You don’t know when opportunities are going to come and give you a chance to get what you desire. It could be today, and if you don’t take hold of those opportunities, then you are missing out on a chance to get what you desire quicker. Unfortunately, many people never seize an opportunity when it is presented to them, because they are always waiting for what they believe to be a better moment, and they never get what they really desire in life.

3. Things Don't Always Go Your Way

What you expect for tomorrow may not happen. In fact, as most of us know, it usually doesn’t happen. We want sun, so it rains. We want things to go smoothly, so a million obstacles come up. And when that happens, we get upset and move ourselves out of the moment and into a state of regret or anxiety.

Therefore, make it about today. Take what comes, work with it, and make the most out of every moment that you have. If you always live with that mentality, then you will handle everything that comes in life much better, even if it is not even close to what you expected.

4. Start The Day With Gratitude

When you open your eyes, look around, feel grateful for another day of adventure, fun, and love. Count as many blessings as you can, and you will start your day off on the right foot. It will set the tone for the rest of the day as you remember why today started off so important for you, and why you need to refocus on what matters – making the most of it!

5. Do Things That Make You Feel Good

It doesn’t mean you need to eat the whole dessert cart, but, at least, have one! Don’t punish yourself by denying yourself what feels good because feeling good is what life is all about, and you may not get a chance to do it again.

6. Today Is A Gift

You have a gift, which is called ‘today.’ It is a gift that allows you to see all the beautiful things in the world, have fun, love, and experience being loved. Each day you choose to ignore those things, it is like kicking that gift in the teeth. Other people who are not as lucky to have the gift of today would give anything to experience life the way you can. Remember that when you feel like going back to bed and sleeping the day away.

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