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DON’T STOP, DO NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN

I have to get this message out there!

It is to important.

It’s one of the greatest lesson I’ve learned, particularly this last year and to be honest, i follow it now in the same way as i routinely get up every morning.

DON’T STOP, DO NOT STOP your day and just doing, i know the things you need to do will get done, but the things you love, i suspect they will be placed at the bottom of the list. Those chores that are necessary are done with in pilot mode, with little to no thought, the overriding purpose usually is to just get it done. Find joy in your ordinary, getting up at 6am is a blessing, eating the food you’ve cooked is to be savoured, walking the dog is an opportunity to feel the air in your face, the list can go on, if you just allow all these details to have a full & real effect on you, your perceptions, thoughts, feelings.

Don’t listen to that little voice in your head that questions your actions or firmly places your fear as a hurdle to you carrying out all that you hoped.

Ignore that voice and DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR MINDS EYE, FINISH IT & ALLOW IT TO MOVE YOU FORWARD. Not fulfilling every part of your being is nothing but damaging, its soul destroying.

THERE IS NO MUCH OUT THERE ON OFFER, countless options, ideas, thought processes that make you think and behave in an alternate way. Why personally & privately damage the very fibre of who you are and your very own potential.

We always find an excuse, a reason why we shouldn’t do something, the primary reasons usually include the following:_

Too hard

Inconvenient

Uncertainty

No time and or energy

It holds no promise of reward.

The list goes on, guaranteed we will find a reason!!

I promise you, you keep trying, you place all your efforts into your tasks which seek to better yourself, the rewards will come naturally.

I have a really bad habit of having a list of things to do and mindlessly going through that list until its complete. Through the process, i do nothing new, my actions are habitual, even the minor details. Guess what, i try nothing new so i don’t try and push myself to do things that I’ve never done before.

So, recently, i made a conscious decision to not only enjoy my tasks while actually completing them but to do things outside my comfort zone, like jogging up that hill rather than walking it, painting & sketching, something i haven’t done in years, or just trying a recipe my mother cooked so i could re-create them smells and feeling of nostalgia in my own home.

I do them things not for my son or husband, but selfishly for myself.

Why??? it leaves me feeling invigorated, like i am truly alive, i can do anything, i don’t have boundaries or a specific formula for my life. Every day has the potential of me learning something new. finding a skill i didn’t even know i had and growing, leaving me with more strings to my bow.

In truth, i don’t even want to recognise the old me, she holds no interest for me. I’m far more excited with truly living each and every day, each moment and my own dreams, whether they lead to something or not. The point, i enjoyed today!!!

By Ravinder Menon

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