No, I am not talking about passion in the bedroom. I am talking about your everyday life. Are you doing what you love right now? What drives you? Are you jumping out of bed in the morning because you are so excited about life? I am, and I hope that you are too… If you’re not, ask yourself this simple question: Why not?
Something usually happens to us as we get older… Our dreams get a little shattered, we realize what we really want isn’t always easy to obtain, and there are a number of obstacles we must work through in order to live the life we want to live. Even if we are doing what we love, we sometimes complain and whine and grope about what it is we are doing in the present moment. Why is that? I know, there I go with the questioning again.
Do you question the status quo of your life? Or do you live life on autopilot, going from one day to the next?
At my daughter’s recent 4th Princess Birthday Party, I noticed how engaged the kids were in playing, coloring, eating cake, etc. They were very present in the moment and to me appeared to be very passionate about who they were being in the moment. Children have a way of doing what feels right and making the most of their time, in other words they want to be happy and strive to live that way.
So what is the answer? Try these on. They may make you feel uncomfortable, that’s part of the price to live a passionate life.
1. Writing time–Find your passion! Discover it!
Take out a notebook, better yet, get a brand new notebook and label it! Find something jazzy that fits your personality. Discover your passion. What’s my life about? Who am I? Put a little spunk in it, so you’re drawn to come back again to find out more. Set aside 15-20 minutes, set a timer and sit down and write about what passion means to you. What were some of your childhood dreams? What are some of your current dreams that you are not pursuing? What gets you excited? Let the pen and paper flow and allow your creativity to come alive!
2. Yoga/Exercise–Feel it in your body!
Now that you have started this process, get moving, physically that is. Go for a walk, hike, take a yoga class, keep this writing process in your mind and dive deeper while your blood is pumping and your heart is working. Exercise and mind/body exercise can solidify the work that your mind is opening up to and get you closer to taking action.
3. Get a Coach–Who will support you in Taking ACTION! Create it!
Share all of this with your coach and they will hold you accountable and will reflect back to you the reality of your passion. A Coach is invested in your success and supports you in taking action to make it happen. Without a coach, most of us won’t take action when push comes to shove, and if you’re not waking up passionate and living the life of your dreams then you need a shove.
Take Action! Find passion in your life and live the life you were meant to live. Life can be short, why not enjoy it to the fullest!