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