With extra time on my hands I started going through the hundreds of saved articles, websites and other online resources I meant to get to someday. There are a wide variety of things that touched me, and many of them have to do with my future. “How To” videos for arts I want to try, recipes I want to make. Books I want to read, podcasts I’d like to listen to, and courses I want to take…someday I am going to have a really interesting life.
Someday. But never today.
The realization I’ve been putting off my joy for a very long time landed on my chest heavy and hard; I needed a moment to catch my breath. How long had I been “saving” things for later? I went to look; my oldest save was from six years ago. Discovering how un-thoughtful I have been to myself over the years was very disorienting, and I could sense a shame-bath coming on. Except I have a great life I am living without regrets, so what did all my digital hoarding mean?
...it was time for more awareness to understand what I really wanted out of my days.
It meant that I was drifting through my life with good intentions, but not fully attuned to my deeper needs and it was time for more awareness to understand what I really wanted out of my days. I won’t do all of the things I’ve saved for later, but making more time each day for things that feed my soul was definitely what that digital wish-list was all about.
Taking time to gain perspective allows you to plan strategically...
When you lose the thread of how you want to spend your time, you can still have a wonderful life, but that doesn’t mean it fully nourishes you, or evolves with you. Taking time to gain perspective allows you to plan strategically for your career while making space to include what you want more of in your life. More books, more nature, more friends, more love.
What do you want more of in life? What are you waiting for? Never defer joy, make today someday.
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