Do Something TODAY to Enjoy Life

May 19, 2011 Katja Presnal

Do Something TODAY to Enjoy Life

Do something today, (right now!), to enjoy life. Eat a cupcake (or two!), jump in the water puddle like a 3-year old (really, it’s fun even when you are 30 or 40), buy a purple coat (or yellow shoes) that you would normally never do just to spice your day and make you smile every time you wear it. Rent a funny movie and invite a friend over to watch it with you. Go swimming (in the midnight), or bowling (for the first time). Spend time with people you love. Call your husband and have some afternoon delight. If you have been reading my blog for a while and know me, you know that I quit my job in January to fully focus on Skimbaco and to truly live life to the fullest. It’s been quite a spring for me, I have been able to take my family to DisneyWorld twice, to ski trips, to events and I’ve been able to spend more time with my children, while building my business smarter. I’ve been cooking more dinners and doing crafts. I’m all caught up on iCarly, and went to a school trip with my son. I have been going to Zumba, and Yoga. While there has been a lot of glitz and glamour, great business opportunities, amazing experiences, meeting celebrities, and memories of a lifetime just this spring alone, that I would not trade for anything, I still believe small things, and every day things matter the most. The Floridan sun does not warm me in rainy New York, but the smile I get from my kids for spending more time with them on a daily basis does. Speaking of my day with my kids yesterday. I spent an afternoon sewing bags with my girls (it was quite fun, tutorial coming soon), while my son was on a play date with his best friend. We are really bad at play dates during school week, because usually want to have dinner all together. So yesterday was very special, because he also ate dinner at his friend’s house. It was sort of different than normally anyways, my husband is traveling for business. One of the fun things for kids also has been that I’ve been letting one of the kids to sleep with me in our bed each night while my husband is away, and I was asking whose turn it was last night. It was my son’s turn. I said “wow, lucky you, play date with your best friend and now snuggling with mama, quite a day” and he answered “this is the best day of my life”. The best day of my life. It really made me start thinking how we sometimes feel we don’t have this or we don’t have that, and how much we are lacking on things or experiences, while some of the BEST things in life are right in the front of us, and we refuse to see them because we are too busy chasing the glitzy things that doesn’t really even matter. Don’t spend your entire fortune today, and please still keep saving for that second honeymoon on an exotic island, you still deserve that too, but for Pete’s sake do something fun and fabulous TODAY and live life to the fullest in your everyday life. , , ,

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (6)

  1. Learning to be content is the secret to a happy life, but it can be a hard thing to learn. The first thing you have to ask yourself is, what do I really need? When I go to a Coconut Creek resort it would be nice to have a bass boat that went 80 or 90. But, the little one I have is paid. And that means more time going out of town and fishing. Life is a constant adjustment. Look at the things that don’t make you happy, and eliminate them from the picture. Experiences, friends and family are the true currency of life!

  2. I love this post!!! Perfect for everyday, thank you for writing it my dear friend, you are an inspiration for many of us. Can’t wait to see you when you come down.

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  4. I needed this today. Sometimes I feel like I get so caught up in everything I feel like I “need” to do, and don’t spend enough time focusing on what really matters. Beautifully written.

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