It was my birthday over the weekend and we celebrated with family gatherings and some time to sink my toes into the sand at the beach (my favorite).
As I get older, I realize more everyday just how precious life is. It’s not to be rushed through, but cherished and deeply appreciated so that life has meaning and purpose.
So lately I’ve been being very deliberate about getting quiet so I can be sure that what I’m spending my time on is important to me and what I want out of life.
That means spending more time thinking about what I want for myself in the days, months, and years ahead. More time to appreciate the beauty around me in every moment. More time for the simple things that make my soul take a deep breath and feel at ease.
It’s far too easy to slowly get off track and then find yourself wondering how you ended up so unhappy and unfulfilled, don’t you agree?
Unless you take a step back from everything, you can find yourself settling or sacrificing in ways you hadn’t realized…
- It’ll feel like there’s never enough time in the day to do the things you want to do… especially those secret desires you keep close to your heart.
- It’ll feel like you’re never meeting your family’s expectations or, more importantly, your own, and result in disappointment and guilt over all the things falling through the cracks or left undone.
- It’ll feel like you’re working so hard but not making any progress, just spinning your wheels without ever getting farther ahead.
But here’s the thing…
When you stop what you’re doing, you force yourself to see things as they are. You actually pay attention to how you’ve been living.
You allow yourself the opportunity to reaffirm or reassess your priorities. You give yourself the grace to say I no longer want to do the things I have no passion for, and then open yourself to more of the things that you do.
You discover more freedom to step with greater clarity into a more authentic version of who you truly are when you set all the balls down that you’ve been juggling. You can even ask yourself why you’ve been juggling all the balls anyway, when most likely only a handful are meaningful to you.
You choose to spend more time on your self-growth and spirituality. More time smelling the flowers and spending time in nature. Time spent on yourself (and with yourself) is not self-indulgent, but rather a responsibility you have that’ll allow you to become more connected to the person you are meant to be in the world.
Because make no mistake, you’re here for a reason and when you are stuck or unhappy you’re not living up to your potential or having the impact you were born to make.
And you have some amazing things you want to do with your life.
When you take some time for self-reflection, you’ll have more quality time with your loved ones so you can make new beautiful memories together because you’re fully present (without all the chaos that used to swirl endlessly in your head).
There is deep wisdom within you.
Let yourself be guided by it.
I’ve learned in the past 21+ years of doing this work that the ones who take the time or make the time for themselves are the ones who truly succeed in life, in every aspect of the word.
I want that for you.
You deserve nothing less than to have everything you want.
So this is my inspiration for you: Take some time to stop and listen to the longings of your heart. Be willing to witness what surfaces and then take action on those things that inspire you to live more deeply.
Sending you love,
P.S. Maybe you have a lot going on in your life right now… perhaps you’re at a crossroad or feel a major decision needs to be made soon. Maybe it’s time for you to take the time to figure out your next steps so you can create a life you don’t need to escape from and every day can feel like a day at the beach.
You can have this too (this is what I do with my clients). Watch this new training I created and then reach out so we can chat, OK?