When your day is finished and you are winding down, preparing yourself for bed, how do you feel about the day you have had? The more I talk to other people, the more I am left wondering if the majority of time others are finding heir every day life is draining and exhausting them. I wonder if it leaves them feeling that they are caught in the routine of “same old, same old”.
Perhaps this is something you can relate to?
I know that I can!
I lived in this mindset for many years. It was a time where my Facebook status updates were filled with “Yay I survived the week, so glad it is Friday, I am exhausted, time to enjoy this bottle of wine!” and “Do I really have to go to work tomorrow?”
I remember it all too well. I lived a life that drained me.
I know how hard you are working in your life, and pushing for the best. You give so much of your time, love and energy to everyone around you, even if this means you deny yourself sleep, a break, some rest or even some fun. Life is busy with so much and you push yourself to exhaustion. The last thing on your mind is yourself. Perhaps you give so much to make sure everyone else’s needs are looked after, and that they are happy, that you do not even know anymore what makes you happy?
Life is going to have its ups and downs, tears, anger and frustration. However, through this all, you can find a connection to joy in your life. It may sound like I live a dream, but your every day life can be filled with joy, even while working full time and not winning the lotto.
When you are running on empty and want to start to bring joy into your life, the first step is to start giving to yourself. Take a moment to think when was the last time you did something for you?
If this is something you are struggling with, I would suggest starting with one small act every day. This can be anything from sitting down with a cup of coffee and your favourite magazine for a five-minute break, to going for a walk, to dancing to your favourite song, to lying on the grass and staring at the clouds.
Grab a piece of paper and brainstorm all the small ways you can give to yourself.
You are so worthy to give yourself your own time every single day, and I would really encourage you to commit to this for the week. Let me know in the comments below how you go.