When something really matters, you should never give up or give in.
~ Gordon Brown
Have you ever really thought or felt about what matters to you? Are you passionate about something? Is there something in your life that brings you joy? In the busy-ness of life, it is easy to lose touch with what really matters.
If it was just you and you had no responsibilities, what would you do? What is important to you? What really matters?
Some of you would say that your health and wellness matters the most. Someone might say the adventure and magic of traveling, visiting new places feeds their soul. You might say that your awakening, your realization that you are more than what you see in the mirror, is a path that really matters to you.
If you have never really contemplated what matters to you, take some time to just “sit or be” with what your heart is telling you. Regardless of your age or what is happening in your life, get in touch with that inner knowing. Go within and ask yourself “What really matters to me at this time on my life journey?”
Once you have established one or several things that would make “your heart sing” even at the thought of doing them, then it is time to come up with a plan to incorporate them into your daily life. Those of you who feel you are in a rut, don’t feel joy or feel hopeless with your day-to-day existence, then this is especially important for you.
I know you are busy, but could you find a way to commit even 30 minutes a day to you? You might be thinking “There is no way I have even 15 minutes in my day to do something for me!” I would challenge you to make YOU your #1 priority and find time to nurture you, your soul.
Could you wake up 30 minutes earlier or take 30 minutes before you go to bed for yourself? What about taking a break during the day? Or how about when you transition from work to home, you take some time for yourself.
One mom told me that when she took time for herself, she was a better mother, wife and person. Because of the demands of being a working mom with a busy family, she woke up 30 minutes earlier before anyone else was awake. This was her special quiet time every day that was just for her.
A professional single mother told me she would take time on her lunch hour for herself. She knew her child was being cared for at daycare. And, she was able to leave the demands of work behind during that time.
Sometimes she would workout, or sit outside and read the latest book that had her attention or attend a lunch focus group about a local issue she was passionate about. She was able to focus on just herself and what mattered to her. What was interesting, she felt her performance was better at work on the days she did this. She also felt this helped her be a better mother.
I love the analogy of when you are flying on a plane and there is an emergency. If you are flying with someone that would need your assistance to put on their oxygen mask, you are told to put your oxygen mask on first. If you pass out from lack of oxygen, you are not going be able to help anyone!
You have to take care of you by putting on your oxygen mask before you can help others.
Take time to do what matters to you, what you care about. What a wonderful way to love and take care of yourself. When you take care of you, it is a gift you give yourself and everyone around you. It is not being selfish!!!
As you take time to do what you are passionate about and what brings you joy, you can then allow that to flow to others. Do what really matters to you. What a gift!
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