What are your passions? What makes your heart beat faster, adrenaline pump, and eyes light up in true amazement? Are you living your passions or are you putting them in the back burner for when you have time to do what you love? Its a busy world we live in, working, cleaning, doing laundry, dishes, paying bills and trying to make time for the ones we really care for. But there is that voice in the back of our heads, how about me?
Many of us are so busy working hard to keep it all together that we forget what really matters and THAT IS BEING HAPPY. How can we help others when we can’t even help ourselves? Without carving time for our daily passions our energy can get low, days can be routinely and before we know it we are just going through the emotions, just surviving when we should be waking up with vigor and excitement. Lately I realized my days were just like that feeling routinely and before I knew it I was truly stuck in a rut. I wasn’t motivated to start the day with a jump because I wasn’t giving myself time for what I really wanted to do. I thought man would it feel awesome to jump out of bed in the morning feeling like there are not enough hours to have fun!? I wondered if every day could feel a little like a weekend instead of going through the motions. I wanted to feel like a kid again, excited about the small things and losing track of time. I know what you may be thinking if you read this far, maybe its not all that realistic to think I could be like a kid again without a worry in the world and fully enjoying the now. But I disagree, I think you get what you focus on in life and its up to you to create the rest of your story. It’s never too late to start a new chapter.
MY passions are drawing, writing, meditating, running in nature and drinking coffee. How does one fit all those in? Here’s a solution! What I did was make a promise to myself to fit those things in my daily routine, the things that make me feel alive and well balanced.I wouldn’t break a promise to a friend so I’m not breaking this one either. Time is of the essence of course so even if I get 5 minutes of meditation or just sketch a picture once a day I am doing something for me.This culture makes us feel bad for wanting to be selfish and give to ourselves however my argument here is that if we can’t make ourselves happy how can we bring others up with us?
The secret to success lies in your daily routine. Some of the most successful people carve out an hour to do what they love everyday. I hope some of you can make a promise to yourself to do more for you too. It’s your life so make time for your passions.