#commit to keeping yourself important

2016-07-06-07-23-09  How many times have you achieved something only to allow ‘life’ to get in the way? The space that we are called into the world to create is a place of healing.  If you were to be the best you today, what would you be healing?

Think about it.  Let’s say you are a phenomenal cook.  There are others in the world that desire to have you cook for them - that chicken soup you make heals them.  But for the past few months, things have been hectic and you find yourself farther and farther away from the kitchen.

Sound familiar?

When you start letting go of the things that matter, your heart no longer sings. The joy that comes from living in purpose is replaced with the clutter of “life stuff.” While you’re giving your energy and focus to little things, there’s actually a void that is being created in your own life and in the lives of those who you serve with your purpose. Whether it’s cooking, or painting, or serving others, not doing what you love affects your life and those around you.

You have the ability to change all of that.  Today you can stand tall in conviction and say “I commit to keeping myself important.”

But first, why do we let go of what’s important?

An easier way to explain this would be to use the example of exercise.

You may have given up on your daily workout routine because it seems more rational to hit the snooze button when you’re exhausted than to get up and go for a walk. The truth is, a 45-minute walk will actually bring down stress levels more effectively than sleeping in.  Why? Because not only are you exhausted, but also there’s a sense of guilt that is associated with not fulfilling our commitments – even to ourselves.

You simply stopped committing to making yourself important.

Self-care means realizing that you are an asset. You are a precious resource that this world needs. Treat yourself accordingly.

Make a list of 10 things that you enjoy doing and that allow you to keep yourself important;

  • Read a magazine
  • Enjoy a cup of jasmine tea
  • Call a girlfriend and laugh!
  • Check out that new park in your neighborhood
  • Buy that expensive bottle of wine and invite your friends over to enjoy it with you.
  • Just create space and do things that light you up and make your heart sing!

If it’s important to you to cook and fix nutritious meals for others, do it.  Create the space to make that happen.  Plan ahead, that’s all it’s really going to take.  Keep it simple and consistent. We all have the ability to commit to keeping ourselves important.  When we do, everything aligns.

Make an impact.  It starts with you.  Choose to live every day to the fullest.  Others are waiting for it when you do.