So recently, I moved to a new house at the same time that I was volunteering with a new charity at the same time as taking multiple classes. Oh yes, and add Toastmasters speech competitions as well, and I was overwhelmingly busy. I wish that I could say that I wrote profusely through this challenging period and came out with new insights, but what really happened is that I stopped making time for writing....for any of the things that I really loved. The less I found time for what I loved to do, the crankier I became. My energy level began to sink. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel of chores with no end in sight. The worst part of it all was that I disconnected to my soul's voice and began to second guess myself when it came to decision making. If I was not connecting to my soul, how could I hear it's guidance? I knew better than to sacrifice my soul's connection, but the new responsibilities in my life had the illusion of being more important than having fun doing something I loved.
The classes are down to just one. The speech competition is over. We are all settled into our new home. The new volunteer responsibilities have lessened. As these responsibilities fell away, I realized just how tired I had become, which meant I need to start filling up my soul tank with having fun and doing what I love. I am back to writing because it is the purest of joys to me. I have had reiki and massage. I am back to walking full walks and doing yoga. I am taking trips with my family on short vacations just for fun. The more fun I have, the more connected to my soul's voice I become. Consequently, the easier the decision making process becomes because I can hear my soul in the joy of writing and in the laughter with my family.
What joyful things are you putting off doing because of your list of responsibilities? What can you let go of in order to have more time for fun? How does your soul long to laugh and play?