Are you ready for a truth bomb? Life is happening right now.
Now, you may be thinking, "Duh! Of course it is. What kind of truth bomb informs me of something I already know?"
Well, I consider something to still qualify as a truth bomb if you KNOW something conceptually but continue to live and take actions as if you don't know it. So let this serve as your friendly reminder!
This is important because what I see people doing now more than ever is postponing their joy to a future unknown date when they’ve reached that goal weight, or made that certain amount of money, or moved to their dream home, or found the love of their life, or changed careers — and who knows how long those goals will take to happen! So there’s a lot of precious time wasted on waiting for that day! Even postponing the fun until the weekend or a vacation, in my opinion, is waiting too long!
Because life is happening now, and I don't want you to miss it!
That's why this week’s mantra is "I give myself permission to have fun."
We can be so serious about everything that we have to do, and we have very important jobs and titles and roles that we play in our lives. But what's interesting is that, on the other hand, we set goals for our future usually because we think that -- when we achieve those goals — we will have more freedom, spontaneity, and fun in our daily lives.
Look, I'm a huge proponent of setting and achieving goals, so I'm with you there. The problem is that, along our path to the goal, we can be so focused on the outcome that we forget to enjoy the journey.
Technically, if you're on your way to any goal, you are on your journey! And since we never really stop striving to improve in some way or another, we are perpetually on our journey. In light of that, it's imperative to learn to enjoy it and resist postponing the fun for when you've achieved your big objective. Because at that point it could very well be too late!
The good news is you don’t have to wait! There are opportunities for playfulness everywhere. You just have to be open to noticing them and be willing to join in the party when the moment presents itself!
My favorite way to let my silly out is having a dance party. I use the term "party" loosley because I might be dancing by myself, and maybe to just one song, or my husband might start the party by dancing while we cook dinner together. I especially love dancing with my nieces and nephew, because they are always ready for fun. We can take a lesson from the kids' playbook by seeing how willing they are to be playful, even in the midst of doing something "serious."
Now it's your turn: What fun will you allow yourself to experience today?
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