playing with life is trying new things. not only new adventures and experiences, but new habits and routines as well.
playing with life is finding out what makes you happy. it is finding out what works best for you to create the life that you want to live.
playing with life is being open to possibilities that you might not have considered before.
we are all unique with our own experiences, passions, strengths and weaknesses. we are also unique in what habits and routines work for us in our daily lives. we are unique with our bodies, minds, emotions and spiritual wellbeing.
playing with life is determining what is best for you, and doing it in your own way. and as you grow and change; playing with life is growing and changing what you do to enjoy life, as well as what habits and routines you have to create the life that you want to live.
Pleasing others before yourself and trying to make others happy is something that many people do. It is most important to do what pleases you and what is in alignment with your values. Doing what’s most important to you gives you energy and enthusiasm to do what you want for others. Doing what’s most important to you is taking care of yourself so that you can take care of the most important people in your life.
Pleasing yourself first is a small difference, but a very significant difference. Giving yourself some pleasure, just starting with 5 minutes a day, gives you a boost of energy and enthusiasm for the other activities you choose for your life. When you put yourself first, the activities you have chosen remain a joy to you, and don’t become a burden and a weight on your shoulders.
Do something for yourself each day. You can begin with taking 5 minutes for something that you enjoy. What do you enjoy? Is it reading, yoga, drawing, dancing, sitting silently with coffee, connecting to the Earth outside, writing, sewing, doing a puzzle, chatting with a friend, finding a new recipe on the internet, or learning to juggle? Choose something you enjoy and do it for 5 minutes today.
knowing your values and the answer to what is your passion or what’s most important to you helps to guide you and keep you growing. and in challenging times to help you ‘keep on keeping on’.
one of my phrases during a major life change that was challenging was, ‘it’s good it’s going’.
the changes in life throughout life may be good positive changes for us – that does not mean that they are easy to experience.
we need to know how to deal with and manage; doubt, fear, anxiety, high stress levels, and worry.
knowing what we are passionate about or what’s most important to us, and having goals or visions for our passions and what we want gives us a vision. so that we can move towards the vision; giving us positive energy as we move towards what is most important to us.
what is most important to you?
what are you passionate about?
are you taking steps to go in that direction? it will help you to ‘keep on keeping on’ having a positive focus on something important to you if you are going through a challenging change right now.
live your life pursuing your dreams and goals, by your values and beliefs.
“The only person who succeeds is the person who is progressively realizing a worthy ideal. He’s the person who says, “I’m going to become this…” and begins working towards that goal.” ~Earl Nightingale
I want you to live a happy and successful life.
what makes you happy?
what does success mean to you?
what is most important to you?
how do you want to live your life?
Have you taken time to think about yourself? Do you know your values? What makes you happy? What do you want to do? What do you want to experience? What do you want to give?
In life, we are responsible for ourselves. You are the only person to make yourself happy.
when you live your life positively; you look for the positive in ALL of life
the good in people (you know it’s there)
the positive outcome in a bad situation or event
the lesson that you are learning
the experience that you are gaining
you blind yourself to the negative that you DO need to see, to open to awareness and take action on.
you view the bad and negative as a challenge, as a period of growth – which is good – if that growth is in alignment with who you are.
even when you like change and are welcome to change, if you are only looking for the positive; you do not readily see the right and positive choices, the right and positive path to the changes that need to be made.
you start traveling, or drifting, off course through the wrong choices and changes down the wrong path, giving and pouring your positive energies into these changes.
then slowly, or suddenly, realizing that you are not following the path meant for you, you are not doing what makes you happy. you are not doing what’s most important to you.
are you blinding yourself to negative that would be an awareness to you for a different change?
are you blinding yourself with a false positive and not living your truth?
do you have a burning desire to live your truth? to live your dreams and desires?
dreams and desires fulfill passions. passions fulfill purpose.
“The purpose of life is to be happy.” ~Dalai Lama
passion is having a burning desire to experience or to have something. there are many things that i want and many things that i want to experience. they don’t all have the same level of desire. and my desire for a thing or an experience changes as well.
what keeps passion and desire for the wanted thing or experience high?
thinking about the desired thing and wanted experience and connecting to how you want to feel having experienced it keeps passion and desire high.
it is normal for passion and desire to ebb and flow.
when your passion is low connect to how you want to feel having attained your want or having experienced what you want to experience.
what are you passionate about?
who do you want to be? what do you want to do? what do you want to experience?
are you choosing what’s most important to you? or are you choosing what’s easiest? or maybe you are choosing instant gratification.
choosing what’s most important to you, being in alignment with your values, your dreams and desires is the best choice to make.
the right choice doesn’t always happen, it isn’t always easy.
i don’t always have the deep burning desire and enthusiasm needed that I make every choice in alignment with who i am and what’s most important to me.
that’s okay, the ups and downs, the ebbs and flows – that’s part of life, part of growth. experiencing a low we are able to be aware of the high, to be aware of what we really want. and feeling the gap of where we are and where we want to go allows for growth.
continual growth is making repeated choices again and again for doing what’s most important to you. if you make a choice not in alignment with that, okay, move on, and your next choice can be in alignment with what’s most important to you.