Recently, I’ve not given certain aspects of my life the attention it needs. There are many things that I’m working on to gradually change this and many more that I could be doing. However, sometimes reading a short quotes does just enough to encourage you to go that little bit farther and relish in whatever it is you are seeking from your day. So, for this post I thought I would keep the content short and collate five thought-provoking quotes from that would encourage myself and any reader seize the day.

‘Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person i want to be? Is today the day I die?’ – Mitch Albom

‘He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche

‘Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.’ – Jonathan Safran Foer

‘Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ – John Greenleaf Whittier

‘Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.’ – Anaïs Nin

In particular, the first and second quote have been spinning over and over in my head for the last week as they have featured in two books I’ve recently  read. They have made go an extra mile on a run, read an extra chapter of a book and spend an extra five minutes sitting still and listening to my breath. Hopefully these five thought-provoking quotes may encourage you to make the most of your day!