You’ve probably heard me say before…it’s your heart, not your head that knows best. I truly believe this! Our head gets filled with lots of clutter and noise from everyone and everything happening around us. This usually includes a bunch of “should haves” or “wish I had of.” It’s often difficult to escape from our to-do list that is ever demanding we do this and then that.
But dear ones, sometimes you really do need to just be still and listen to your heart. When possible, escape somewhere –ANYWHERE. I know we can’t all run off to the beach or mountains when we want to. But find yourself a spot that gives you some fresh new view to look at. It may be an overnight in a hotel by yourself. Or a drive to the country to sit in your car at some scenic location. Or sitting at a picnic table lakeside. Or on a swing set in a park.
Some place you’ve never been before adds a bit of adventure to the experience and helps to assure a fresh perspective.
Whatever you do…give yourself some quiet time. To be with yourself. To listen. Ask yourself questions. When you are still and quiet, you will be able to hear your heart. And make the decisions you need to. Or receive the new ideas you long for.
Take if from a recovering procrastinator, living in the moment and being fully engaged in the present will keep you from a life filled with regrets.
I certainly have some regrets that would not exist if I had not put off doing, saying and experiencing when I had the opportunity.
That said, it’s never too late to make a change. You can begin right now to avoid future missed opportunities.
Keep your focus and energy on who and what matters most to you.
Live by the Nike slogan JUST DO IT!
No more regrets…
There are many ways to give yourself a break from all the busy and crazy of your everyday life. Even stepping away for fifteen to thirty minutes can be refreshing and help to regroup.
But when you can, give yourself permission to escape to a new location for a few days. You may be surprised at what your heart says to you when you’re still enough to genuinely listen and quiet enough to truly hear.
Your heart knows.
I love this idea. There’s something about thinking of the discovery of who we are or what we want to do next in our life or the finding of new passion or the learning new skills or developing our talents….all of it….thinking about it all as part of a lifelong journey is so very powerful and wonderful. There’s freedom in this knowledge. There are no time limits. It’s never too late. The possibilities are endless.
I don’t feel rushed anymore. I’m not worried about not having enough time.
Think about this folks. We are all on a lifelong journey of discovery. New adventures always ahead of us. Yes, new dreams can always be dreamed. There is passion to be found in every season of your life.
What would you like to do next on your lifelong journey?
Have you discovered something new about yourself recently?