Leslie Phillipsie
August 14, 2018

Carpe Diem, a Latin phrase translated to mean Seize the Day. And most of the time when we hear Seize the Day, we envision ourselves jumping out of bed, arms reaching towards the sky, “I’m taking on the world - Living this day as though it’s my last!!”… We have all the energy to do all the things with all the people and then post all the photos to Social Media with the caption ‘Living My Best Life!

Carpe Diem - Seize YOUR Day

Carpe Diem, a Latin phrase translated to mean Seize the Day. And most of the time when we hear Seize the Day, we envision ourselves jumping out of bed, arms reaching towards the sky, “I’m taking on the world - Living this day as though it’s my last!!”…  We have all the energy to do all the things with all the people and then post all the photos to Social Media with the caption ‘Living My Best Life!’ 

This is one interpretation… and a very good one. We should be proud of our accomplishments, our victories big and small, the people we enjoy being near and the places we visit and experience. This is all positive energy that we are sending out into the universe and often inspires others in ways we may not even realize. 

However, I do believe there is another less glittery interpretation of Carpe Diem… and that is simply to Seize YOUR Day. Making each day exactly what you need it to be for you. Sometimes, it's not doing all the things with all the people but rather being still with yourself. Maybe it’s reading the book, watching the documentary, going to the yoga class, or sitting in a room alone staring at a wall and thinking of nothing at all. Self care can be defined in many ways and sometimes just taking the day to be exactly you is an incredible feeling. It might not always be what you see on Instagram or what your friends/significant others want you to do — but that’s ok. You don’t have to live anyone else's day but your own.

Be Present. Be Mindful. Be Deliberate. Be Balanced. Be Kind. Be You. 

Carpe Diem!

All the love and energy,

Leslie

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