This morning I sat at my desk, ready to roll up my sleeves and dive into my emails, when the following words flashed into my head like a neon sign:
IT’S ABOUT ENJOYING IT.
On one hand, I disagreed with the statement, and I can tell you – I was ready to put up an argument good enough to put Tom Cruise in ‘A Few Good Men’ to shame!
But then I let it sink in. I felt the relief as I let myself really take in the words and find the truth in it.
Because somewhere inside, I know this.
I know that I didn’t come here to put time pressures on myself about product launches or unconsciously trade in sleep for a late night date with my Macbook Air. I didn’t come here to robotically work my way through to-do lists (I’ve got three going at the moment!) or have short and snappy conversations with my sister.
I came here to have conscious conversations with my loved ones, fully present to the soul on the other side of the line. To replenish my body by getting plenty of sleep and nourishing meals. To fully enjoy the planning process of my wedding (10 more days to go! Yay!) because the enjoyment is here and NOW – not just on the ‘big’ day.
So how about you?
Are you pushing through your day, doing what you don’t want to do so that you can get to the thing you do want to do?
Are you paying the price of frustration to get to some joyful place – somewhere over there?
If so, than this message is for you too and here’s my tip:
Step back and look at the big picture of your life. Revisit the things you are doing from this perspective and ask yourself WHY you are doing what you do. Find the pleasure in the big picture instead of focusing on the frustration in the little picture.
Look for the positive reasons. Choose again, from a conscious place.
Because LIFE IS NOT ABOUT GETTING THINGS DONE. IT’S ABOUT ENJOYING IT.
And if you truly believed this, what would be different for you today?
For me, it was choosing to start with the fun things, like ordering my new 2016 Whitney English Day Planner!
How about you? Do you believe that life is meant to be enjoyed NOW? Is that even realistic? And if so, what will you choose to do differently? Leave me comment below!