Besides being sick of this ever-present saying, have you ever really thought about what it means? You Only Live Once. At first, I couldn’t stand hearing people say “YOLO!” after about a week, but then I realized that it just may be something positive that comes from our generation…the realization that we only get ONE life to live, so we might as well live it up! I think, out of everything that Rent the Runway has taught us, living life to the fullest (and most fashionable) is something we should all aspire to do. I’ve come up with a few things that are very important to keep in mind while living it up this summer!
1. Make time for simple tasks & important people. When your mom or dad asks you to come with them to walk your dog, say yes once in a while. You don’t know how much it means to have their super-busy, super-fabulous 21-year-old daughter spending just a little bit of time with them. Can’t find a ride to work or the train station? Call your grandpa! Guaranteed he had nothing planned for that exact moment and would be happy to spend some time with you.
2. Keep up the hard work! Did you spend all year at school trying your best to eat well and work out? Don’t let the summer get in your way! The best time to get on a solid healthy diet is when you’re home and [hopefully] your parents are footing the grocery bills. It may be easier to find a workout buddy at school, but keep in mind that some people work harder on their own…you never know how hard you can push yourself until you try!
3. Don’t forget about the things you love. Besides the little things in life like spending time with family and friends, make sure you don’t forget about “me time.” It is of the utmost importance to a balanced lifestyle to set aside time for yourself, doing whatever makes you happy, for however long you may need. For me, I like a funny, guilty-pleasure TV show to end the work day. For others, it could be a nap or a long workout at the gym. Whatever tickles your fancy, don’t be ashamed to take some time for yourself and do what’s necessary to cleanse your soul!
Remember, You Only Live Once.
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