FIRE.159       Whacked

Life around me keeps changing.  Life around all of us keeps changing.  I’m sure that our normal pattern of whack-a-mole issue resolution is very common.  It’s our nature to fix each problem that pops up and then move on, often to the next problem.

I’m suggesting that we take a moment—many moments—to stop and recognize, then think about the goodness of our life and our days.

I’m sure if you are reading this that you have your $h!t together.   You are a thinker, an organizer, and someone who gets things done.  At least that’s how I feel overall about myself.

It just seems like things are in constant flux and we spin from challenge to challenge, task to task.  This happens so naturally that we don’t even notice it’s happening.

STOP!  Just for a minute, please.

TAKE TIME TO DO SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS.  Do the special things that give you personal, soul-enriching joy.  Try like crazy to do some of these things each and every day.  To assist in the action of this suggestion, you need to have your 10 favorite things to do any day list handy, maybe on your phone notes/keep

It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with your health, others’ health, family, parents, children, siblings, niblings, home, work, finances, weather, cars, etc.  You need to stop and bring the goodness of your life—whatever that may be—to your forefront and reset.  I know it sounds easy, but…

I write this as an introvert who feels very comfortable being by myself and doing my own thing.  It’s the outside activities that add stress.  Others may be extroverted and get their energy from others and it’s when they’re alone that they feel stressed.  We’re all different.  Of course, we are, but we all still have our favorite things that bring us joy. 

Paragraph two about introversion; I must say that after spending time with very good friends for almost a week that I felt better and happier being with friends.  It seems we can be both introverted and be energized (rather than exhausted) by others.

No matter how much crazy stuff is going on and how many moles you keep whacking down, I believe it’s important to have people around you, in your life, that make you better.  Having these people around you that you enjoy.  And just as important is having people around that you can help, that you will help. 

I guess we all just need to have our tribe and work together when possible.   Who knew?

*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice.  I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be.  You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice. This post is not a piece of literary mastery, just a random thought I had.

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