This Might Be Ruining Your Life
Sometimes I feel like a lot of us, including myself, have a hard time believing that enjoying life is worth it. We get so caught up in our jobs, or our relationships and worrying that we are not enough so we start to forget that it is okay to sit back and have fun sometimes. Today I want to talk about what might be keeping a lot of us from that. There might be something out there that is killing that fire we have inside of us. Because that is the thing. We all have that fire inside of us, but sometimes we let so many other things get in the way of that fire. We allow time, we allow circumstances, we allow people to dim that fire. Sometimes we feel too old or too this or too that and we put these limitations on our lives. So many of us put no time into the things that fulfill us and we still expect to be fulfilled. Instead we spend time on the things that drain us, and we still seem to wonder why we feel like something is missing inside of our soul.
We become unfulfilled when we become busy. Now I know that a lot of us have so many obligations, we have so many things to take care of in our jobs or in our relationships or maybe things we feel that we have to do because no one else will do them, but I want to ask you this: How would your life change if you started to prioritize your peace instead of spending all of the time you have on the things that drain your energy? Would that change be radical? Would you start to see things in a whole new light? How would you start feeling when you woke up in the morning if you knew that you would spend time doing the things that excite you and give you life instead of waking up and knowing that you have to do a million things for everybody else and nothing for you? I bet it would be a little easier to get up in the morning if you really believed that you would spend some time doing the things that protect your peace and give you life.
Now I know that people will try to tell you that the things we do to protect our peace are selfish, but that is not true. Self care is not selfish. If you want to be able to be there for and help others then you better be able to be there for yourself, because I am going to tell you something right now and I really want you to hear me on this: No matter how much energy you put into it, no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, you cannot pour from an empty glass. If you are not taking care of yourself then you won’t have a chance of taking care of someone else. Protecting your peace needs to be a priority in your life or else you will never learn to enjoy your life, and you will never be able to really help others to your full capacity. You need to start by helping yourself.
It all starts with you.