With The Band
What makes your heart sing?
That question is a bit hippy-dippy, even for me. But what I mean is...
What is your passion?
What do you love to do?
What is it that gives you perfect peace when you allow yourself to be lost in it?
Who do you love to spend time with?
What makes you truly happy?
If you can answer those questions, you have a good idea what makes your heart sing. And you have a good idea what thing or person might deserve more focus in your life.
A little more than a year ago, I was a victim of workplace bullying. The bullies got me fired from two jobs and as a result, I had a mental breakdown. It wasn’t pretty.
I’ve worked in one specific field for the last ten years, but I promised myself I would never go back to it because they had ruined it for me. I let my certification lapse. I gave up. If it weren’t for the love I got from The Band, I don’t know how I would have survived.
Today I am going back to work.
Not just any work, either. I’m going back into my chosen profession and I’m excited about it. I love my job and always have, even when it was stressful and exhausting, so going back to it is a wonderful feeling.
My dose of happy is my new job and the knowledge that the bullies may have hurt me, but they didn’t win. I won’t let them!
What's your Happy?
Don't think you have one? Look harder. Something will make you smile today.
We want to know!
Share it with the world on your blog and then link up below, tweet it out (hashtag #DOHMonday #WithTheBand) or share it on Facebook. Whatever you want to do, do it. Just find a bit of happy in this Monday!
Freedom is different for every person.
It can be focused on doing something, or not doing something.
Freedom makes me think of flying - soaring above problems, being responsible only for myself and my choices, and feeling the cold wind against my face.
What does freedom mean to you? How do you set yourself free?
It is easy to get caught up in the rush of life, and find yourself busy and stressed out. When that happens, it helps to put things into perspective, so you can focus your time and energy on the important things.
What is the most important thing in your life?
There are many ways to take care of yourself. Eating well. Exercising. Getting rest. Those are all important things. But it is important to take care of yourself emotionally as well. Little things, taking time to focus on YOU each day, can make a big difference.
My top five favorite ways to take care of me:
1. Wake up early to have time by myself.
2. Read. A good book always sets my world right.
3. Laugh. I seek out things that make me laugh - comedies, humor boards on Pinterest, or my husband.
4. Eat chocolate. Or cookie dough. Or ice cream.
5. Listen to music. The right song, at the right time, can be magic.
What is your favorite way to take care of yourself? Do you go for a run? Do you get crafty? Do you cook? Do you spend time with a friend? Do you garden? Do you sleep in, get a massage, paint your nails, or just brush your hair?
What do you do?
Please share your favorites - together we can find new ideas, and help each other live a little better each day.
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