Our hectic schedules have a numbing effect on our lives. We wander around from one obligation to the next with barely a moment to pause and consider where we are headed. Whenever I feel like I’m sleepwalking through life, I know it’s time to step back and get a wake up call.
As I wrote this, my mind shifted to thoughts of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never been a big fan of setting resolutions at the start of a new year. It’s too easy to set yourself up for failure. I prefer to evaluate and make changes whenever the inspiration strikes.
So today, I want to ask you if your life needs a wake up call. Are you happy where you are in life? Are you the person you want to be? Are you living a life free of excess? Are you doing the things you always dreamed you would do? If not, I want to let you know that it’s alright. It’s easy to get sidetracked. Don’t stop now! Now is your chance to quit sleepwalking and wake up to life.
6 Simple Steps to Wake Up Your Life:
The first step is taking some quiet time for yourself. So much of our life is overlooked or ignored simply because we don’t have the mental space to address it. Little breaks for times of reflection can make a huge difference.
Taste the awesomeness of life. If you don’t wake up every morning with anticipation for what’s in store for your day, then make a change to add flavor back into your life. Dream about what makes you the most excited about life and use that to fuel your passions.
Don’t just sit around and wonder about all you could do and be in this life. Start exploring your options, research what resources you already have and discover what you need to do to achieve your goals. Nothing tastes as bitter as regret.
Consider carefully how you spend your time because it is your most precious resource. Evaluate your relationships, your aspirations, and your happiness. Determine if the choices you are making are having a positive effect or if you should be doing something different.
Compare your current pursuits with your personal goals to determine what should stay and what should be eliminated. If something in your life doesn’t fit within your goals, consider removing the distraction.
Be thankful for what you have and remember to appreciate those around you. Reach out to those you love and go after your dreams. Enjoy each step of the journey and don’t take anything for granted.
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Article originally published on 12/09/2010