What turns you on? Not just in that way, but in every way? What are you passionate about? What do you loooove more than anything in the world?
Having a hard time thinking of something? It’s time to light your fire.
I used to go through life on autopilot. My temper very even, my demeanor extremely laid back, and my passion for things hovering right around a low simmer. I chalked it up to being from California, we are a bit more relaxed, but something else was going on: I was living a lackluster life.
Instead of having really memorable experiences, my reactions were always dulled, my responses to most things was always controlled because I felt I need to present a certain image: cool, calm, collected at all times. Never mind that wasn’t how I really was at every single moment, I was living my life in such a way that never really ignited my fire. I worked a job that was draining all of my energy, I responded to my son in less than enthusiastic ways, and my relationship wasn’t giving me the spark (or anything) I needed.
But when I finally decided to stop simply sleep-walking through life, amazing things began happen. I switched jobs, met some awesome people, and put a few stamps in my passport. I started actually living and what I’ve noticed is that being on fire is 1000 times better than just getting by.
As we move into a long weekend, consider trying things that feed your passion. Do you love the water? Get on a jet ski! Want to write a novel? Start one! Love cooking? Make your family a delicious meal! Whatever it is…just do it. And soon you’ll see you’ll be craving more opportunities to live a more passionate life.
Have a good weekend, Clutchettes. Happy Friday!