Sometimes in life we can all feel a bit lost and unsure of our purpose. During these moments we can doubt ourselves, doubt those around us, doubt our place in the world (work, home and play…etc) and unknowingly start killing the joy in our own life.
If you ever find yourself in one of these moments, I would like to invite you to consider a few things.
You have the power to affect everyone you come in contact with today!
You have the power to utilise the resources around you!
There are also a few steps that you can follow to re-discover your ‘joy’:
1. Make a list of things you do that make you happy. These can be pastimes, family times, moments in time, hobbies..etc. To help you with this list imagine that you won the lottery; how would you choose to spend your time?
2. Make a list of the people you admire most and what you admire about them. Once you have a list of qualities, ask yourself; If I choose to, what is stopping me from living/displaying these qualities every day?
3. Make a list of what you are really good at. For some of you this question can be quite challenging as it is very introspective, so ask some people that you trust to give you input. This is not a time to be modest, be brash, be brave and be proud of your qualities.
4. Make a list of everything and everyone in your life that you are grateful for. I urge you to consider the small things first; being grateful that you have food, being grateful for having a home…etc.
5. Finally, review your lists and choose to be conscious every day about what makes you happy, what qualities you would like to display, use your skills and be grateful.
According to an eastern proverb I once heard, there are three important questions that we ask ourselves at the end of our time:
Did I live?
Did I love?
Did I matter?
I hope you find your joy as many days as you can.