When I woke up this morning and stared at my ceiling dreading the day and what I needed to do I realised I needed a change. Not necessarily in my life but in attitude, in me! I needed to focus on what gives me the inner peace to live as happy and meaningful as I can,but for that to happen something has to change, in me. What? I wasn’t sure yet, but the idea got stuck in my head.
Instead of actually changing something right away I went about business as usual. Got up, brushed my teeth, did my yoga (that will never change) and put on the kettle to brew a coffee before firing up the good old laptop and feeling exhausted again. When I checked my inbox the first thing that caught my eye was a post from The Cabin Goddess about #OneWord365 and how it made her stop and think. Well, it that for me too.
After reading her post, and I suggest you do the same, I initially thought I needed her word. On second thought there’s more than that word that I need. I need ME. I know that sounds selfish, but if you know me, you know I’m always pleasing others and working my butt off to make sure others have what they need and I need to listen to me and my needs, but I also need a calmness of mind that I only have when practicing yoga, but I need it all the time. I need TIME to stop worrying, I need to see the love, I need to have faith in humanity, but most of all I need to let go of what I cannot change. I need …
Yes, I need to just stop driving myself forward on the wheel and just sit and swing while being happy and take life one day at a time. It’s too short to live it in a constant frenzy and fear of not being who people perceive you to be. I need to be me and not care if that pleases the whole world. And I could do with a little less coffee, perhaps.
So, join us on this journey to what ever it is you need and find your word, but first tell me what is your word?