Roles. Have they boxed you in?
Somewhere between the spinning, twirling days of our youth and the thirty-something marathon we become boxed into societies pre-designed roles.
Wife, mother, employee, boss, devoted daughter, late night cookie-baker.
The wild divinity inherent in our nature becomes buried under the weight of these everyday labels.
How do we drop roles to the floor and dig up a forgotten seed?
Step 1: Go on a mission to unearth one thing that brings you joy.
Start that book you’ve always wanted to write, book a spa weekend, buy a really cool beach bike and tour undiscovered areas, sign up for figure skating or singing lessons, join a wine tasting group, take a metal sculpting class, join a local theatre group.
Step 2: Commit.
Write your self-time on the calendar in pen. Don’t let anyone get in the way of your date with fun.
Step 3: Enjoy, rinse, and repeat.
There’s a fine line between self-care and selfish.
Self-care is looking after our work and family commitments but includes being accountable for our own personal well-begin. Does little Susie really need five dance lessons a week?
Selfish is ignoring our responsibilities in pursuit of pleasure. Are you spending bill money on a tanning membership and hair extensions?
Fostering personal growth models authenticity. I can’t think of a better legacy to leave our children. Balance is not static. It requires practice, dedication and flexibility.