STOP DOING JUST FOR THIS MOMENT
I am having so much fun with the SARK cards from @sarkifylife that I decided to do another drawing today. There’s something meditative and joyful about going to my study and having this quiet space to reflect and create.
And God must have been laughing at me when I drew this card. LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA GET.
I have to laugh. In disbelief. Then anxiety and resistance set in. (Oh dear.) So much for a beautiful tranquil morning.
Try as I could, it’s really hard for me to get off the “DO DO DO” bandwagon. If you could peep in my head, you might see this big shiny to-do list ticking away. Eeps.
But that has also led me to burnout a few times before. And losing joy because insidiously over time, life just became a long never-ending task list around family and business. Maybe that’s how Singapore as a nation seems overwhelmed, busy and frazzled.
What helped me was to space my tasks and appointments the HECK out. I used to stack things one on top of each other which led out to very packed days and a frustrated me at the end of the day, feeling that I did not accomplished much. No wonder. I was actually setting myself up for failure.
But more importantly, I am learning to connect with the energy and yearnings behind the tasks. Needing to do follow up with someone over her skin? I could treat that as a task to tick off from the checklist OR I can connect to how she is, her concerns, her desire over wanting to have that confidence, that belief in herself just from looking good.
Spending time with kids? Well though part of it is a mama duty, I DO want to have fun with them doing the things we love. So these few nights we have been playing Minecraft Dungeons, amping up our gear and taking down the hordes.
So while the card says STOP DOING, I’m also interpreting it as…. “How can I recreate it as an experience so that it’s not just something to get done and over with?”
Life is a journey and its meant to be enjoyed.
If you would like me to draw a card for you from my Juicy Living deck, just comment below!