Do What you Dream
I don’t hate Mondays, not one bit. There’s not one day of the week that I dislike, dread or groan about. It wasn’t always like that for me, but I found some ways to make all 365 magical and I’m sharing the groundwork of that with you today. Some of you are groaning at reading that, but drop the judgement and follow me for a few minutes here.
It crumbles my heart to see posts on social media from people I know and love bitching about what day it is, counting down to the weekend or to some other day, event, whatever that they label as “better” in some way than what they are currently doing. Are you seriously miserable five days a week? How is that worth it?
And I can hear you through the screen right now with your objections of “I have to work at this job because (insert reason here)” and stories of bills, debt, responsibilities, etc. abound. I get it, but your reasons are perceptions. And I’m here to help you perceive something different, something better.
To start, I’ll paraphrase one of my gurus Gabby Bernstein: Find a way to bring more joy into that day job! That goes beyond hanging pictures in your cubicle. If your lunch time crew makes you anxious, uncomfortable and anything less than energized for the second half of the day, STOP HANGING WITH THEM. I did that two years ago and that simple change, as awkward as it was to start, was the beginning of a better journey for me. I no longer felt angry at things that were said to me or in front of me. I no longer felt depleted by the negativity that swirled as I just tried to eat my pasta and drink my afternoon coffee.
Once I created that space for myself, took a bold step in walking away from 45 minutes that eroded at my spirit, the space opened up for positivity to enter my day-job-life. I shed the parts that didn’t feel right to the best of my ability. There were certainly parts of the day that weren’t bringing me joy but that I couldn’t change on my own. Yet, as that aforementioned space opened up, those other things shifted into place. My work space was moved far away from people and situations that were causing me distress. I didn’t complain, didn’t ask to be moved, didn’t even know moving was a possibility. But the opportunity presented itself right after I did my part in separating from the “bad energies.”
Each of these small shifts has opened up opportunities in my life to do what I dream, to do more of what makes me energized and all sorts of fired up. When my head and heart aren’t consumed with the negativity from others, I can get my work done with more focus and purpose. Now that my time is spent with more intention, I bring a greater passion to my work, which translates to the young people with whom I work.
Making the time I spend at the day job pleasant and purposeful is the foundation. From there, the tower of great days, days doing what I dream of, has built itself. That tower is a high-rise for sure and I envision more floors built every day, ever-expanding. The mindset shift and the physical shifts that go along with it make what I “have to do” no longer feel like a burden AND those shifts have created space in the realms of time and energy for me to spend with Rescue and with sharing wellness, abundance and purpose with others.
You can absolutely, unequivocally do what you dream—but it takes belief and action. If you chose complaining and complacency over belief and action, you will stay stuck. Of course, my way is not the only way, but I’ve shared with you today how I first cracked the door open that seemed bolted shut. When you’re ready to know more about how I busted that door down, those parts of the story will come your way. Much Love.