In this busy and crazy world of ours it has become second nature to find ways to fill every single empty moment in time with being busy. When was the last time you “unplugged” and gave yourself time to think? Time to ask yourself if you are truly where you want to be or doing what you want to be doing?
There is no shame in finding time to “be” rather than “do”. Walking or sitting amongst natural surroundings is a great way to “be”. Often, as we mature, and FYI we are all maturing all the time, we choose to stay in situations simply because it is comfortable or familiar and of course we have already invested so much time and effort. No need to change things up now.
Sometimes we paint such vivid images of ourselves into a box of what I call limiting beliefs about what we are capable of and that we cannot image what change might look like. We learn to hold ourselves back from even attempting to bring to life the images we have in our heads.
And then of course, there is the fear.
What would others think? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I’m really bad at it?
Well, I know the answers to this as I have quite a lot of experience in this. I have not followed the traditional route in life. People encourage you to “be sensible” and say things like “it’s only a phase” and “don’t do anything you will regret”.
I’m not encouraging you to go whacky and do something wild! I am encouraging you take a step back, look at the big picture that will help you have greater clarity about what is important for you. You are not another person. They are them and you are you. Your circumstances are not theirs.
Ultimately to be happy, to live a life that is true to who you are, you have to do what is right for you.
As many of you know, one of my favourite quotes is this; “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got. Try asking yourself this one question.
If you keep doing what you’re doing right now, where do you see yourself in 5 years. 10 years? Or if that is too big a jump in time, bring it back to 6 months from now. You get to create your own route.
How do you feel about that? Perhaps it’s time to take a walk and ponder your direction. What do you get if you; a) no change or b) make some change?
You wouldn’t go on holiday to a place you don’t wish to visit. And you wouldn’t necessarily set out on a road trip from let’s say London to Edinburgh without a map or idea as to how you are going to get there. So, it’s the same principle. Have a little think about where you are heading and map out your route. Knowing where and why you are heading is empowering so that you can reach your milestones with clarity.
Maybe it is time to get moving in a new direction and start something different?
If this is something that is on your mind, please reach out and I would
be really happy to help you discover your new route. Alternatively, if you are on track, enjoy the journey and stay fueled!