Note to self:
Steer yourself …
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~ Dr. Seuss
Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What’s on your Hot 100 list? What’s the jazz that gets you up in the morning and feeds your soul? We all need some excitement in our lives and a really good, fun reason to get up and get moving, what’s yours?
Steer yourself in any direction you choose … take control of your life and direction! We don’t have to KNOW the answers to all of the questions right now, we just need to have a good ‘why’ and be willing to take off on that adventure with the support of our friends, family and trusting our intuition.
So when you think about the things you want to do — what’s your strategy to making them happen? How do you approach your goals? Do you look for friends to share your activities with or do you prefer to go it alone and meet new people? How do you organize your schedule so that you ensure you have time for extracurricular activities? Does your job include fun aspects that you really enjoy, making it feel like fun? Do you have a plan for your career and life path? Do you have hobbies that fulfill a different need from your occupation?
Work and pleasure are both vital to our overall health and happiness. We need to express our talents in a multitude of ways and hobbies give us an auxiliary outlet that is separate from our vocation. Hobbies are stress relieving, enjoyable activities that help boost our confidence, immune system, and overall pleasure. Hobbies offer challenges and experiences that can boost our careers, prevent us from wasting time and enrich our perspective. Hobbies can help improve our memory, promote mindfulness and ward off depression. Hobbies can help one sleep better, meet new people and make you a more interesting person.
Since you are the expert in your own life, you get to choose what is best for you. You know yourself better than anyone else, you know what you like and don’t like — you get to choose how your spend your time. You have the power of choice over your career and your free time. You choose — what’s best for you — what do you want to do, have and be — what do you want to learn?
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