Dear I Don’t Want To Start Over,
Starting over? There are no clear delineations in life. Everything is a dance. Everything that happened leads to today. Today is where your life is. Don’t get caught up in dramatic language. Decide what you want today, and go for it.
I am having trouble sustaining my energy from day to day. Can you please provide some insight as to how to create some order and discipline to my days, so I can see some progress with what I’m working on?
– Sustainability in Sarasota
Dear Sustainability in Sarasota,
Come up with a simple routine you can do daily at the same time of day every day. Let this be the center you build your days and life around. Maybe every morning you journal for 30 minutes, or every evening you take a bath and meditate. Better yet, if you frame your days with consistent morning and evening practices, you will find it much more fun to fill in the middle. Nice to know at least some thing will stay the same from day to day – makes it easier to let go and be spontaneous in other areas of your life.
What do you do when your life seems to lose purpose? The thing is I know a lot of what would make me happy, and I even have an idea of my life purpose. However, when it comes to actually living it – well, I just don’t do it. Please advise. I want to live my dream, not just think about it.
-Standing Still in Stoughton
Dear Standing Still in Stoughton,
You are going through a “wait” phase. This is what people do when they are scared to take action on their dreams. They think – oh, maybe I’ll do it tomorrow or the next day. Right now I have to take care of x, y, and z, but all you are doing is falsely convincing yourself that you are either not deserving of living your dream, or it’s not possible. Neither are true.
Bring it to life – this is why you are here – to express yourself fully.
Do not worry if you fail. Failure is doing nothing. Take a chance, and see where it goes. You just might surprise yourself. It will make everything else in your life seem like easy street – or at least not as much of a drag as it sounds like it has been.
Go to it!