Happiness can come from the feeling of fulfilling your purpose. For myself personally, lately I’ve been feeling a lack of fulfillment creatively and I think that is because I have more or less trapped myself in my blog (my creative outlet) into sticking with only a few topics. I was under the impression that was necessary to have a successful website, which was losing site of the whole reason I started the blog in the first place. Expressing yourself creatively doesn’t mean you have to stick to only one or two things you might be particularly good at. I’ve consciously decided to do what I know is best, and instead of listening to popular website wisdom of sticking with 1 topic, I’m going to instead listen to my own heart and branch out into what my intuition tells me to address.
During my meditation I asked for guidance with assisting my children, in particular one of my children with moodiness. It seems to be increasing with age. I’m sure this is nothing new, and many of you parents can relate. These were the overwhelming messages I received in my heart.
1. Exercise - make room for exercise that is not competitive
I got the strong feeling that non-competitive exercise was really important to their well-being and happiness. It makes sense because exercise boosts serotonin. I’ve decided making family walks or hikes needs to be a regular part of our week. My aim is to do it together 5 times a week, letting the 2 busiest days slide. If one of my kids has sports one evening and the other doesn’t, I still intend to walk with the child who does not. I know it sounds super intimidating with how crazy/busy life is, but here again it comes down to doing the important things in life first. I also think it will be great undistracted bonding time for our family. Getting outside in the light and fresh air is also very important to our happiness.
Other ideas for non-competitive exercise include biking, swimming, dance, yoga, skiing and golf to name a few. I realize that these sports can be competitive as well, but it is important to make room for exercise that is not competitive, and more focused on the well-being and happiness of the person.
2. Creativity - make creating an important part of weekly life
Give your children the support and tools they need to create artwork, make jewelry, knit, cook, build forts, garden, etc.
With so much love & gratitude,