Here are my 3 most powerful tips to regaining your passion and fulfillment…
1. Set Goals that require God
You can’t just wish for something to happen or something to change because it never will. You have to set a goal, something specific you are going to actively work towards, and in my opinion if you want to live truly fulfilled that goal needs to require God’s help. What do I mean by that? Well, if you need the help of the creator of the universe, the goal must be a DOOZY! Setting a big, fat, scary goal – something that requires God’s help to accomplish, can only lead to more fulfillment, more passion, and more excitement!
Too many times I see people either just sitting around waiting for an amazingly purpose filled life to fall into their lap (which is NOT going to happen) OR I see people setting goals that are like #duh.. that was going to happen anyway. Setting a goal for yourself that requires God’s help a game changer.
2. Work Towards Balance
A life without some sort of balance is a life without some sort of fulfillment. However, I don’t believe that perfect balance in life exists. I believe that you just have to work TOWARDS living a more balanced life every day. We all have super long “to-do” lists, but we all need to take time to rest and rejuvenate too. However.. so much of what I see people doing is just comparing themselves to other people all day long, or hanging out with “friends” who drag them down, or wasting time precious time sitting in front of the TV instead of LIVING. Ask yourself, what are YOUR priorities. Mine are my faith, my health, and my purpose.
So how does that translate into balance for me? Well, I am a super creative person and naturally an entrepreneur so it’s hard for me to shut my brain off. I keep myself in check (in balance) a couple different ways…
- I don’t keep “friends” who are anything less than positive, encouraging, full of integrity, honesty, and are trying to be their best.
- Instead of sitting on the couch, I take 3 15 minute “play dates” per day with my pups to re-energize myself and to make time for my priority (family)
- Dinner time means cooking in the kitchen with music playing and catching up from the day
- I start each day with 1/2 hour personal development ( reading or listening to pod casts)
- I am a former over-exerciser so I also incorporate yoga 1 time a week.
3. Put Down Your Damn Phone
But for real. You don’t really want to give your life away to an electronic device, do you? You don’t really want to be sitting in the same room with your husband and have nothing to say because you’re too busy being a voyeur in other peoples lives, do you? You don’t want your life to go by and you miss it because you had your head down scrolling Facebook to see what everyone else was doing.. I know you don’t. Listen, I’m not judging you even slightly.. I have been a slave to my phone many times so I know what it’s like and how hard it is to put the crack down. I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA.. I love love LOVE it! It’s how I’ve met hundreds of people, it’s how I’m building t my businesses, it’s how I’ve kept in touch with friends.. all of it.. so I get it. However, it does not need to rule your life. Again, I believe we have to work towards balance. So my challenge to you if you want to live a more fulfilled life.. put your damn phone down and LIVE! Check your social media a couple times a day and post about the awesome life you’re out LIVING!