“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
On the road to holistic health, where are you driving? Have you mapped out a path for yourself with a clear destination or are you losing yourself amongst dead ends and one way streets? Are you driving non stop or do you take a road side pause to sit and enjoy the views?
All too often in life we may find ourselves driving without having any idea of our destination. We don’t know why we are going through our days, we are driving on cruise control, doing what we think we should be doing and headed to no where in particular. What happens? We lose our zest for life, our tread on the road, our drive for the day and we leave our passions in the dust of the path behind us.
A lack of passion can manifest in our lives as:
- Depressive episodes
- Lack of motivation
- Chronic fatigue
and the list goes on.
This Manifest Monday we’re evoking enjoyment and passion into our lives! Next Monday we will get clear about our destination and the road we’re traveling.
When we are children, we are driven by passion. We have no responsibilities besides cleaning up our toys after a day of play and exercise and make-believe. We do whatever we feel like in the moment and if it doesn’t result in fun and laughter, it’s on to the next thing. We live for enjoyment.
As we get older, we inherit responsibilities at work, at home, through schooling. Suddenly life becomes waking up to go to work, to come home and do housework, to make dinner, to watch mindless shows to wind down and going to bed to do it all over again the next morning. What are you waking up for? It’s no wonder so many of us are lethargic to get out of bed, we’ve lost our drive to do so! One of the best ways to re-ignite the passion within ourselves is to start doing those things we’re passionate about!
“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
– Nelson Mandela
Fill with a premium
What’s fueling your day?
We tend to drive full speed ahead, thinking that we must always be doing something, there is always work to get done, places to be, people to see. At what point do you run out of gas?
Slow down, and take time to stop, to refuel, to fill yourself back up so that you will be running on a full tank again. Take time to do what fills you, what lifts you and you will be ready and excited to take on the adventurous day ahead.
This week’s premium challenge:
“It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
— Mae Jemison
Fuel each day, at least 20 minutes a day, with something that you are passionate about. Let each day be different and by the end of the week you’ll have experienced 7 things that you enjoy. It could be anything from walking in nature, to reading, to writing. If one of your passions is dance, learn a video off YouTube. If it’s singing, practice your favourite show tunes. If it’s biking, bike. If it’s cooking, make something new and exciting and special (and healthy!) for dinner. Experiment. Re-explore your passions and give yourself something to look forward to everyday for at least 20minutes a day.
Prescription for wellness: add “do something exciting” to your “to do” list. When we add truly enriching and enjoyable activities to our day, we will start to connect with those things that we are passionate about. We begin to bring colour and vibrance to our lives.
“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”
~ Ferdinand Foch
On the passionate road to health,