What is the word that actually describes your life? What is the word you wish described your life? How are you going to get closer to the life you wish for?
In order to write this for you I had to make it personal so that you would glean from my example. So here goes….
The word that describes my life right now is swamped. How would I like it to be? Flowing.
Funny that both those words have reference to water. Swamped feels exactly as it sounds, bogged down, difficult to get out of, overwhelming, too much to do. Flowing is peaceful, things going according to plan, doing what feels right, not taking on too much, dancing movements, glittering beauty (okay, I’m getting carried away because I really want to be on holiday right now).
Firstly it’s important to note that the words that I have used to describe my current state are all beliefs. Are they true? Well not really. They are just thoughts, a state of mind. If I believe my life is overwhelming then it really seems overwhelming and then that’s what it is. Overwhelming. Too much to do? How do I know how much is too much to do? This may be hard to comprehend right now but believe me, it is very freeing when you are able to differentiate between the truth and what you think is the truth. I had a look at some pictures of swamps and believe me that is not what my life looks like (thank G-d) – but I have been thinking it is!
How am I going to close the gap?
I will look in my diary when something comes up and I will ask myself if it is necessary, if it is doable, if it is something I really want or if I am doing it for other reasons such as people pleasing or fame and fortune.
I will make extra time for traveling in my diary. Sometimes I forget to do this and then find myself rushing from place to place because I haven’t added the traveling time into my day. It is so much more peaceful when I can drive to place and sing at the same time instead of sweating from the stress of trying not to be too late.
I will forgive myself for being human. If I set a certain amount of goals and can only reach a few of them, I will remind myself that I am human and can only do so much. If I overburden myself with negative criticism it’s no wonder I believe I’m overwhelmed because not only am I rushing and not managing to fulfill my expectations of myself but I am also adding harsh words to the mix.
I will make time for the things that are a priority in my life. Sometimes we forget what we are aiming for. We lose sight of our purpose. If I refocus I will be able to say no to invitations that come up and only choose the ones that talk to my higher purposes.
I will make time for myself to relax. How can I even do any of the above if I don’t make time to relax and nurture myself? That means making proper food and not eating on the run, spending time lying or walking on the grass, having naps, going out on a date with myself (now and then), treating myself like I would treat anybody else, with courtesy and kindness.
Wishing you a beautiful week of seeing what’s really happening in your life and making steps to close the gap.
I would love to hear the words you chose and some of your ideas on how you are going to close your gap.