I've noticed on social media and in coaching sessions with clients that more and more people are rushing and pushing their way through life. Constantly on the go, feeling stretched and stressed, there's so much to do and so little time.
While you might be busy and feel like you're contributing, it's not really helping you live and work the way that matters to you, is it? And it's not fulfilling.
In my experience, the further I stray from what matters to me, from living and working in alignment with my purpose and values, I get sick. The internal tension and stress builds up and it's like a switch gets tripped - my body says that's enough!
Have you noticed what happens to you when you push and rush through life?
You may or may not get sick. Some people experience relationship, money or work issues, or their anxiety and depression worsens. What's your thing? It's the thing that happens when you just keep on pushing and rushing..
So why do we do it? Why do we push and rush our way through life when it's not really helping us?
Because on some level, it feels good to be busy. It means we're doing something, we're contributing and we're ticking things off. It also means we're more likely to fit in, to be liked, and to be considered 'normal'.
The problem with all of that is, if you're not showing up as you and you're not doing what lights you up, then there's a cost. For me, it's my health. What's it costing you?
Declaring your dream for how you want to life and work can be scary. What if people don't like you, what if they say you're crazy, what if they don't believe it's possible, what if they laugh or mock you, what if you do fail and they're right, what if... and on it goes.
I respectfully ask you to consider this question, whose life are you living?
Are you living their life or are you living your life?
No one knows you like you do. No one has the unique blend of skills, experiences, passions, strengths and everything else that makes you YOU. So whatever it is that you dream of, it's going to be unique to you.
Give yourself the time and space to explore your own dream. Do it without judgement or censoring your thoughts. And avoid jumping ahead to how you'll make it real (we're not at that step yet - first you need to know what your dream is!).
What's your dream? How do you want to live and work?
We don't get to do this life over again, so I reckon that means we should live well now.
Let me know how you go with this and if you'd like to, feel free to share your dream with me. I'd love to hear from you.
Tracey Hancock is a coach and mentor passionately committed to helping people achieve their dreams and goals. Drawing on her own experience and the lessons she's learnt trying to be and do what she thought was expected of her, Tracey will guide you to live and work your way.
Ready for change and to feel more fulfilled? Contact Tracey to learn more about the REALiving approach today.