Are you feeling them – the first effects of spring? The tingles of excitement as the northern parts of the world explode with new growth? How are you dealing with this reality while in lockdown?
This episode details – in a slightly disorganized and convoluted way – how we dropped out of the rat race of life in a large city.
In doing so, we’ve made some sacrifices and, had some losses. In doing so however, our lives have become enriched by less pressure to perform and more connection with the people and activities we care about.
Are you tired of the rat race? Have you had enough with debit? Finished with heavy traffic? Do you need more time to figure out how to live? We were there. And we dropped out. The next few posts will detail our journey.
Frequently we expect our lives to be different than they are. We ‘should’ be further along in our careers. We ‘should’ get our financials in order. We ‘should’ take better care of our health. People ‘should’ treat us better. Reality check? ‘Shoulds’ are a fantasy. ‘Shoulds’ are not real.
How much patience do you have with yourself when you are trying to change your life?
Want to get more of what you want from life? Maybe you need to ask.
What’s one granular, small change you could start with now? What’s a little change that you could make that’s so small that other people would really have to pay attention to notice? How could you make a change like this happen everyday? What would happen if you did this consistently?
If we spend our time complicating things, we are likely to fall flat on our faces. With that in mind, what’s the smallest change you can make on a regular basis that could potentially have a huge impact? It might not look like much, but that’s how it starts. So. Get busy. You can do it. You’ll find a way.
You can’t surf in a lake! What do you have the ability to do that others see as impossible? What’s something that you view as impossible that you might want to try? This can be in a relationship, at work, or just as a hobby. Experiment with what’s possible. You might surprise yourself.
There’s a catch though. You will have to live with the consequences of your actions. They might not be as bad as you think.