It’s hard to switch off after a day of feeling like just another cog in a monstrous machine.
The numbers are crunched, the emails are sent, the spreadsheets are made, the food is served, and the tills repeatedly open and close.
It feels like Groundhog Day, and that’s on a good day!
Do you ever wish for more? Do you ever wonder how you can change your [spiritual] fortune and escape the daily mediocrity, where you don’t feel as though you are making any kind of difference, except to keep the cogs moving?
Before I proceed, you must know: I have full respect for anyone who gets up, shows up, and stays at work each day. Being a contributing member of society is admirable, and somewhere, somehow, you are making a difference for someone.
But, don’t you deserve more? Don’t you want to do something, anything, that gives you ‘soul goosebumps’?
You absolutely do, and should!!!
A few months ago, I decided that my magic word for 2016 is “PLAY”. Meaning, I still work part time — reducing my work hours was not an easy decision, but I’ll go into that journey another time — but I also want to be PLAYFUL with the universe.
I want to read, I want to write, I want to start mountain biking again! Wow, I haven’t done that for decades.
In short, I’m going to be doing the things that make me feel alive, the things that make me giddy with pleasure.
I encourage you, dear readers, to do the same.
Even if it’s only for 15 minutes a day, to start out. TRY NEW THINGS! RETRY OLD THINGS THAT USED TO IGNITE THE SPARK!
You know the spark I mean: the one that reminds you you deserve to live life to the fullest.
So, what is it for you?
Roller blading / skating?
Whether it’s something you have always been curious about, or it’s something you used to be into but haven’t gone near for years; give it a try!
I’m not suggesting to quit your job tomorrow and throw yourself right into a new pursuit… Unless of course, you are in a position to do so! If you are, congratulations, and I am insanely jealous 😉
No; I’m talking about NOT idling away the valuable downtime you could spend finding what makes you tick.
Go to a café with a notepad and / or laptop.
Go to an empty field with a ball or Frisbee.
Take that cooking class you’ve always wanted to take.
Plant some aloe vera and coriander.
Don’t put pressure on yourself to find ‘your thing.’ Half the fun is in the journey, the discovery, the pursuit.
You never know where these things will lead, or what you will find along the way. But you certainly won’t be any worse off than you are now!
In fact, I’d wager the exact opposite to be true. You will feel enriched, you will feel stimulated, and you will learn many lessons about yourself and what you are destined to do.
Now, go! PLAY! til next time 🙂