I walked into a local coffee shop yesterday with the intention of sitting down to do some work on my laptop, including writing this week's blog. I placed my order, and as I waited I was thinking about what to write about this week, as the inspiration for the topic hadn't yet arrived. At that moment, I turned to my left and saw the above image on the wall. Bingo!
(Someone at the Dancing Goats coffee shop in Lacey changes this chalkboard up regularly with inspirational quotes and some chalk art. Check it out if you stop there!)
Side note - remember that inspiration in life is EVERYWHERE! We only need to keep our eyes open.
This quote really spoke to me....and so it's my inspiration in writing you this week.
“You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.” ~Alexander Den Heijer
What percentage of your time would you say you spend doing things that light you up?
And what percentage of your time would you say that you spend doing things that don't necessarily feed you or your energy?
Now ask yourself if you feel good about those percentages?
If you are not spending enough time doing things that light you up, you likely feel sluggish, tired, or depressed. Feeling this way can also deter you from doing the things that continue to keep you healthy, happy, and energized like exercise & preparing healthy food for yourself. It can be a repetitive cycle if you allow it to be.
What are the things in life that light you up?
What are the things that energize you when you spend time doing them?
What are the things that feel the most meaningful for you?
Whatever they are, prioritize them!
This is something that no one else can do for you. It's up to you!
You don't need to change everything overnight. If you're feeling worn down, and realize that you are not doing enough that lights you up in life, start with one thing, and build on it.
What's ONE thing that you can start doing more of that you would feel really good about?
That would energize you? What would light you up?
Maybe there are even new ways that you can approach the things you spend your time on differently so that they feed you more? A perspective shift can sometimes work wonders!
What can you do this week that lights you up?
As always, I welcome your thoughts & ideas!
Wishing you a bright & shiny week,