Okay. Most of us like quirky quizzes….so let’s have some fun.
Cuddle and read a book with the kids/grandkids
Text/call/e-mail your best friend
Sing in the shower
Make your family their most favorite meal (and sit down to eat with them)
|“Snuggle with the kids and let the dishes soak”|
Get carry-out and watch a movie with your family
Hold your lover’s hand
Take a nap
Go to breakfast or lunch with your best friend
Walk the dog
Pick up the dog do-do
Do the laundry
Teach or lead a group
Coach a team
Volunteer at church
Drive the kids to their activities
Pay the bills/juggle the finances
Earn a paycheck to help your family
Placate friends and family who get offended
Show someone how to do what you’re good at
Go to garage/rummage sales ….get that treasure!!
Marvel at a sunset, a body of water, the fragrance of a flower
Watch the neighbor kids when their mom needs a break
Okay, now pick the 3 to 5 things that you actually do often but aren’t exactly tasks you look forward to or anticipate with gleaming joy.
Now compare the amount of time you spend on the items you love to do, with the time you spend doing the items you don’t enjoy so much.
Let’s be real…I’m not seeing your answers.
My hope is that you are happy to see that you are choosing to select the best and most energizing activities to dominate your days.
Life moves quickly. Monday morning comes and in a blink of an eye we are at the weekend already.
For a moment, see yourself immersed in doing the tasks that make you glow with energy and joy. This is what you love. This is the real you. This is what you have to share with your family, neighborhood and the world.
Reality may indicate that you cannot be the real you. But I urge you to fight that thought. Take “Real Me” breaks now and then…break into song, call your best friend and laugh, snuggle with the kids and let the dishes soak, let the sun warm you and breathe in fresh air, write a poem, give to a charity.
Live and be you….we only get one chance.
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