Say yes to fun, adventure, excitement and anything that drags your workaholic self away from, well you know, work.
Last week I did something that normally I’d find a reason to say no to. We went to two concerts in 2 days!
I know! It’s not some sordid revelation or even irresponsible but when two concerts line up consecutively there’s part of your brain ( or at least mine) that thinks:
Can I really do that?
I should probably not be out late two nights in a row? (because why, exactly?)
That sounds rather indulgent (translation: wrong or bad)
Is that professional of me? (What does that even mean?)
All that in my head got me thinking about what our beliefs, our contract are in life. (if you haven’t read “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz, go get it now!)
Somewhere along the way, I picked up the idea that fun is for other people or should only be enjoyed in small doses. Hmmm? Do I want to live like that? And do I even believe that is true?
Periodically, we need to check in with these rules we are following and question:
Why do we have them?
Are they true?
Is that how we want to measure our life?
If our only reasoning for upholding some of our rules is that we learned them from our family, friends or co-workers but we don’t actually BELIEVE them it’s time to DITCH them.
It’s your life so you better live by your rules.
Saying yes to two concerts in one week, while not a big deal, is a step in the direction I want to move.
I am OK with working hard but I want to be the kind of person that gives equal time to fun, rest and relaxation.
I will never look back on this week and think I wish I’d gotten more work done, more sleep in or watched more TV. NEVER.
So say YES!
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G