“Today’s modern society has transformed many of us into doers, performers, and overachievers. Always running somewhere, always busy to get more, and achieve more. Many of us have been conditioned to evaluate our human worth through how well we do in life (based on personal and professional goals, results and achievements), our possessions or job title on a business card. We often tend to want to do more and to get more, and tend to attach our happiness to a projected future: ‘One day, when I get that job, that house, that car, a spouse or some children, I will be happy.’ In reality, the more we have, the more we want. We often call it a need for progress and evolution.
The sentence ‘I don’t have time’ feels very disempowering to me. It’s like allowing life to live me instead of me living it. If I can’t find time for myself in my busy agenda, I make it. We all have twenty-four hours a day, and my wants and needs are important.
I make sure I take breaks between working hours. I am not a robot.
Sometimes, I go out for a nice walk in nature.
I play with my dog. I treat myself to a massage. I watch a good movie or read a good book. I listen to relaxing recordings, with my eyes closed. I take a good nap.
I light a candle or some nice smelling incense (Jasmine is my favorite).
I have started to spend a higher number of hours all by myself. It doesn’t mean I’m not a social person or I don’t love the people around me. That’s how I reconnect with myself and get grounded, reflect, and recharge.
I sometimes meet with positive, non-judgmental people who love me as I am.
I make sure I smile more, laugh and have fun. I know that stimulates more serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in my body.
I learned to treat Life as a gift worth enjoying and celebrating. I stopped waiting for the weekends so that I could feel like living. Today, I choose to see every morning as a fresh start (including Mondays), wonderful opportunities for me to learn new things and grow. My life is to be lived, not just about existing, and I choose to live it to the fullest.”
Excerpted from an article by Sara Fabian, www.upliftconnect.com
You are a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t…you aren’t. – Dr. Wayne Dyer