Ask yourself everyday: What do I love to do?"
What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? If you could do anything today, what would it be?
The best gift we can give ourselves is the gift of being true to ourselves and the only way to do this is doing the things that we really love. Just for us.
We get caught up in doing things because we think we SHOULD be doing them, we think we NEED to be doing them and we think other people think we should be doing them; so much so that we have very little in our lives that we do for pleasure.
Surely we aren't here to live a monotonous or an "ordinary" life whereby we eat, sleep, work, pay bills, occasionally holiday or look forward to that once a year/few year break and then die?
Bronnie Ware wrote The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying based on her time working in a palliative care unit. She documented the top 5 regrets of people at the end of their lives. The number one regret is "I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not to the life others expected of me."
Often when we are in a state of exhaustion or darkness, we can stop dreaming, we can stop even remembering what it is we like to do.
A few questions to ask yourself to find what you love:
* What did you love doing as a child?
* What were you good at?
* Did you love art, music, sport, drama?
* If time and money were not an "issue" what would you be doing with your days?
It doesn't necessarily mean that we leave our jobs and jump straight into what we wish we could do (if not practical!!!), but perhaps bringing creativity and joy back into our lives will lead us to the bigger heart callings. Over time we may find ourselves living a life of holiday rather than looking forward to that occasion once a year or few years.