Existing vs. Feeling Alive

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Do you want to create more meaning in your day-to-day life? First ask yourself, “In what areas do I feel most ALIVE?” and “In what areas do I feel like I am simply EXISTING?”  

Many of us go through the motions of daily life and find that they feel unfulfilled at the end of the day. Why? In a nutshell, we have put ourselves on autopilot and live in a place where our potential to grow essentially dies. You see, developing a bigger sense of yourself, by either facing fears, having difficult conversations or vigorously exercising- for instance- can quickly snap us out of this negative state of being. Actively engaging in activities that challenge our perceived limitations allows us to grow and to feel truly alive. Are you taking advantage of this already? Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your actions.

Of course, you might be thinking “This is easier said than done” and yes, unfortunately it is very easy to get tripped-up in a cycle of JUST EXISTING.  Where we get stuck most often is in an endless cycle of busyness, chaos, and never feeling completely settled- a place where every day your mental state is the same (stressed/overwhelmed/depressed, etc…) and you drag yourself through your day desperate for relief.  What this is my friends is, JUST EXISTING.

Still wondering if this is you? Ask yourself this-

Do you need a reward for getting through the day?  Do you believe that because you worked hard today, that you should be rewarded with (insert any harmful behavior here- overeating and excessive drinking are popular ones). Yes, many of us do this and try to justify why we DESERVE these things but bottom line, we are ultimately hurting ourselves with these behaviors. Aren’t you worth more than that? Don’t you DESERVE to live a meaningful life?

If you are not putting yourself in the aforementioned “uncomfortable” situations at least once a week, I’ll argue that you’re just not stretching yourself far enough. Your business, relationship, and parenting abilities (to name a few effected areas) will only grow to the degree that you grow and if you aren’t growing, you’re dying.

Thought for the Day-

You are the common denominator in your life.