Have you ever said, when I get this, (or that, or the other) I’ll be happy?
The other day, someone said to me “I am aiming for XXX by the end of the year so I have to keep going till I get it then everything will be better”.
Fair enough, its good to have an aim, know what you are going for, a target. Somewhere I read something about concentrating on where you are going, don’t stress on the how to get there every step of the way. Good advice.
I don’t really like buts, but there is a big but here… BUT what about now?
Whilst you are concentrating on where you are going, and lots of people (myself included previously) do this, you say I just need to keep going now, head down, work work work, then when I achieve XXX ( promotion/level of income/ fit into smaller jeans/ own a red Ferrari) I’ll be happy.
I hear that from my kids, sometimes sounding so tired, but they live in a competitive world, both in fast cities ( London and Paris) and feel they have to keep going and going or they will lose momentum….
Who’s that song by ‘Ill sleep when I’m dead”? Good song but not a motto to live by.
Without relaxation you will not have any energy, we need sleep and stillness to facilitate activity – mental and physical.
Without food you will not have any energy; your metabolism will drop, your cells will diminish, your health will suffer.
Without enjoyment your motivation will sink.
More on each of those coming up.
Give yourself a break!!!
For today, lets enjoy today. Even if you are working towards your aim, have today as a happy day, find something good in it, funny, profound. Smile at all the people you see, it’s infectious, really! Someone might think you are nuts and ignore you but I bet someone else gives you a twinkly smile back, and it feels good!
Happy Sunday x
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