We live in a world of comparison where ‘more’ is always better. We want so many things and project our happiness in an uncertain future. Being happy today, with what we have, is almost impossible. But the truth is that each moment is precious and unique, whether you spend it on an exotic holiday or at home, with your best friends or alone. Do you want to create memories that last a lifetime? Stop making plans and start right now, at this very moment.

Dance like nobody is watching

Dancing allows you to express feelings and emotions. It’s also a great way to exercise and stay in shape, get rid of stress, and relax. But dancing is much more than that. It’s a form of introspection that helps you get in touch with your inner self, body and spirit. Dancing makes you trust yourself, dare to express your creativity, and accept your flaws. Let the first memory be about you.

Create memories with friends and family

The greatest memories of our lives are with friends and family. But most of the time we get to see them only once or twice a year, for holidays or family events. How about planning a big reunion on the beautiful shores of Hawaii? Take a long vacation together, explore new destinations, get to know everything about each other, and promise to visit more often. Nothing is more important than the people you love. Make time to talk to them and create memories together.

The present is the best time to create memories

Today is the most important day of your life. Your kids will never do the things they do today. Partners will never look the same. Your parents will never be that young again. Focus on the present and observe everything that happens around you. These are precious memories you’ll never have the chance to live again. Contemplate your life as it is right now and embrace it with all your heart.

Take a leap of faith

Not all memories happen by themselves. You’re in charge of your life and you can decide your path. Try something new for a change. Take a leap of faith and leave a toxic job in favor of a less paid but more joyful one. Practice yoga under the sun instead of that dark room you’re hiding in. Take your first kayaking trip or go hiking on a volcano. The world is full of amazing things; you just have to be brave enough to try them.

Memories are things that happen to us and things we make happen. They’re moments of life we want to take with us and share with the others. Even if we don’t always get to choose our memories, we always get to choose the way we respond to a situation. Make the best of it and create memories you’ll want to remember all your life.