We live in a world that puts a premium on certain symbols of success, whether value is attributed to appearances, our sense of pride in always being “too busy” or a desire to have more (and more and more). Not to get too textbook on you but psychologists call this phenom “hedonic adaptation”. I call it something a bit simpler: Insane.
I can’t say I haven’t been victim to the whole I’m-so-busy-and-I-kind-of-love-it mindset, but what I will say is that I’m working on it. And part of that involves focusing on what really matters to me. I practise gratitude for what I do have, not what I don’t. I allow myself to feel vulnerable (not guilty) on those days I truly am overwhelmed. I am perfectly imperfect – and I love it!
Lastly, I’m a big fan of random acts of kindness – with my family, my coworkers and strangers. In a funny way that was the genesis for this blog in the first place: To build a platform for people to maybe find some inspiration in, some solace on those dark days they need a break, or even as a source for a few belly laughs to help start a morning off right. I’m hopeful with it, and I hope you are too!