Life is Meant to be Lived to the Fullest
“We’re so busy watching out for what’s ahead of us that we don’t take the time to enjoy where we are.” – Bill Watterson
I’ve been working hard since starting my own business.
Really, really hard…
I’m not referring to working long, unsustainable hours.
I’m referring to intensity of work every single day.
8 hours of 1:1 coaching, leading Corporate trainings, and running live events without a break.
I need to be on point for every minute of these sessions to serve my clients at the highest level, and it can often drain my energy by the end of the day.
So I make it a point to ensure that my weekends are reserved for my family so I can relax, have fun, and replenish my energy.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had the chance to go to two amazing concerts with my wife, leave the kids at home, and simply relax, loosen up, and HAVE FUN.
In today’s video, I share a few of the lessons I’ve learned by stepping away, getting out of my own head, and reflecting on what’s most important.
This advice is as much for me as it is for anybody else who is an overachiever that puts constant pressure on themself to perform:
1. Be grateful and ENJOY the present. Life is brittle, precious, and could dramatically change in the blink of an eye so we must make the most of the time we have here before it’s too late. All we have is right now.
2. Lighten up and don’t take yourself so damn seriously!
3. Give yourself space to recharge. If you feel burnt out it’s a sign that you need to take some time for self care and to refresh and recharge your battery.
4. Stop beating yourself up and give yourself grace. We are all trying our best and it’s impossible to be perfect all the time. We are doing our best and that’s good enough.
5. Tap into your playful, fun, carefree self as often as possible. Loosen up, dance, and just let go. Whatever connects to your true essence (ie hiking, dancing, camping, playing music, traveling etc.), do as often as possible.
6. Everything in moderation.
7. Adopt a “nothing to lose” mindset and GO FOR WHAT YOU WANT MOST. There’s nothing worse than not trying at all.