Jen, You Need to Have More Fun

I was talking to a friend last night about life.  I told her that lately, I feel so tired.  I know I am busy.  My life is filled with responsibilities, activities and commitments.  The question that I’m constantly fielding is, “Do you think you’re doing too much?”

I don’t know that there’s an affirmative answer to this.

The raw truth of it is that I stay busy because I’m afraid to stop.  I keep moving because I want more.  I don’t want to stop because I’m afraid I won’t get started again.  I don’t want to be idle because I don’t want to waste a moment of my life.

My friend made a profound observation last evening…

She said, “It’s fine you want to stay busy Jen.  But maybe you need to get busy doing more things that are fun.”

I am a task orientated person.  I love crossing off “To Do” lists and achieving goals.

However, I sometimes find myself so focused on the end result, that I forget to enjoy and have fun with the everyday steps toward my goals.

I mistake the end result for the joy when it’s the process that is the joy.

Undoubtedly, victory brings feelings of happiness…

But there is a sweetness in bearing witness to the small day to day wins.

I don’t want to miss these times…these are what bring me that “end of the day” contentment.

A good meal, a hard workout, a funny joke, hugs and kisses from my kids, the love of good friends…these are the things that have me falling asleep with a winner’s smile.

So, this next month, I’m setting the intention to enjoy the journey.  To relish the small wins and to have more fun with my grind.  I don’t want to waste a moment by being idle but I also don’t want to miss out on the fun and the happy that are found in the small steps.  #enjoythejourney




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