It’s a Thursday afternoon at 4 pm. The kids are home from school. Siena just made a hot cocoa so she can go warm up and watch an anime show in her room. Claire is doing the same. And the sweet sound of guitar strings filter up through the floor from Jeff’s music studio.
Today has been an amazing day.
One of the biggest things in this season of my business is focusing on the things that really matter, and creating more space in my life to do nothing.
Now, I’m not talking about the being bored kind of nothing. I’m talking about nothing in the sense that I am doing less of things that don’t fire me up, and am focusing on doing less in my business.
Like this morning! Where I woke up, read The Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein for half an hour, journaled, meditated, listened to Abraham Hicks, and kissed my husband.
It was divine.
I gave myself permission to breathe life in to my day and make room for inspired action.
Cause if I’m going to do anything for my business, I want it to feel creative and fun.
This wasn’t what the last couple of weeks had been feeling like, however. I had gotten in to a very serious state of mind.
Everything felt heavy and like work. Even my self care. My limited beliefs about money were triggered, I felt loads of responsibility, and I thought I had to do more to receive more.
More work. Even on the times I didn’t normally work. I started to need to control everything that was happening. Detach from the flow of the Universe and become hyper vigilant of everything.
And it sucked. By which I mean it sucked the life right out of me!
The truth is we got in to our businesses to have fun, spend time with our families, create space for hobbies and joy.
So my mission these days is to declutter.
Declutter what doesn’t feel good, to make way for what does.
To create life and business on my terms!
And it feels amazing!!
If you are feeling the same, I’d like to share the three things I did to get back to myself.
I made fun a priority. So much so that I challenged my entire mastermind to an “All play, no work weekend” AND we had to document it. Shifting out of biz mode and in to laughter is a clear way to break up the seriousness.
I got out of my space. My house and office was what was creating the seriousness. So my husband and I packed the car and took a road trip. So many incredible things happened in the car, at the event we’d grabbed tickets for, and going in to fun new stores and restaurants.
The most important thing was, I upped my self care when I needed it and knew it was important when I was on the verge of going down a thought spiral that wouldn’t helped anyone. I walked more, meditated more, and gave myself more forgiveness and love than ever.
I read a quote the other day that really struck me, and I want to share so it can sit with you like it is me.
It said, kids laugh up to 300 times a day on average, adults laugh up to five times a day.
What the what?!?!
I am calling us all out! It’s time to kick the fun into high gear and show these kids how to really have a good time (and I am aiming for without alcohol here!).
My birthday is Saturday and to rev the fun factor up, I’m having a Dance Dance Revolution party with my kids and a couple friends.
We might even Wii bowl if we get crazy!
How can you increase your fun factor this weekend?