Do What You Love

You’re a mom. A wife. A friend. A sister. An employee. A boss. An owner. A person. In short, life is busy and you’ve got a lot to accomplish in a day. If you’re like me, it is soooooo easy to get caught up in everything you have to do and forget about doing what you love to do. So, my rejuvenation tip for the week is:

Find something you love to do and then commit some time each week to doing it

It doesn’t have to be an entire afternoon or even an hour for that matter. It could only be 10 minutes if that’s all you’ve got. But, do yourself a favor and cut out some time.  Do you love to read? Grab a book, set the timer, and start reading.  Do you love to sew?  Set the timer for 20 minutes and start creating.  Sure, you won’t finish a project in that amount of time, but you’ll start.  When you start, you’ll feel the excitement of doing something you love.  When that happens, you’ll have energy and you’ll feel so much more energized to be that mom, sister, wife, friend, employee, boss or owner.

Take it from me.  I learned the hard way.  For years, I’d say, “Oh…I love _________.  I can’t wait to one day do that again”.  But, two years ago, I changed all that.

I love volleyball.  I love everything about it.  When I play, it gives me energy, confidence, and excitement for life.  Even so, I hadn’t played volleyball for nearly 10 years!  So, my husband and I sent out an email and gathered anyone who’d be up for playing volleyball. It’s completely open court and anyone can come play.

At first, I thought, “how can I squeeze this in?”  But, we made it work.  My kids come and watch a movie in the room off the gym.  My baby sleeps in the adjoining room in his playpen and we play volleyball for 2 hours each week.  Is it chaotic to make it happen each week?  Sure.  Is it worth it?  YES!  I leave feeling refreshed, happy, and re-energized for the rest of the week.

So, do yourself a favor this week (and the weeks to come) and take some time out for you.  You deserve it and believe me, it will be worth it!

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About Janae

Hello from Colorful Colorado! My name is Janae and I live at the edge of the beautiful Rockies with my six kids and wonderful husband. We’re a busy family who loves to work together, learn together, and most of all, play together. Like a post? Please comment.
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