1. Connect with others
2. Take Time for yourself
3. Exercise Regularly
4. Sleep Regularly
5. Follow your Passion
And, it got me thinking...
We all start our lives as children doing these five simple things. Why don't we continue doing them as we grow up? When do we stop? Who says we have to stop? Why have other women already figured this out and appear happier than I regularly? Are they really happier than I?
I remember seeing a show once where the kids wanted to switch places with the adults. And as they got older, they got more kid like and less adult like. The kids thought it was great at first to drive and have all the money, but then came the bills and parenting their parents. That wasn't so much fun after all. Sure the movie helped the children respect their parents more when their world returned to normal, but the greater lesson here. The grass isn't always greener and we should follow their lead by living in the moment and seizing the day.
In Lysa TerKeurst's book, Unglued, she mentions that we can't change the past. We can only move on and make the best of right now. One of her thoughts,
"While feeling unglued is all I've really known, today my life can be different."
I have resembled that unglued life daily for many years, but today I'm going to take a lesson from my kids, Francesca and Lysa. Today, I'm going to connect with others. Today I'm going to take time for myself, those piggies aren't going to pain themselves. Today I'm going to exercise, okay maybe just a lite walk. Today I'm going to sleep. And today I'm going to follow my passion.
You can read a sample chapter of Lysa's book here.