Tried and true vs. your evolution
I’m typing this article as I’m watching Super Soul Sunday on the OWN channel. I haven’t watched SSS in quiet some time and I enjoyed watching it when I did.
…so what happened?
There are some basic tried and true experiences in your life that always fill you up. When things get chaotic + hectic, your faves may get lost in the shuffle and eventually you forget about them and you may fill that void up with things that are not as great (and if you are lucky with things that are just as great). You can always tell by how you feel.
As I watch this episode where Oprah Winfrey interviews the founder of Linkedin, Jeff Weiner, I’m reminded that as I evolve and as I take big action on my goals, it’s important to keep the basics (that have worked for me).
What are some foundational experiences you’ve HAD in your life that were awesome that you no longer implement? This may require some thought because what tends to happen is we gradually move on and forget but KNOW something is missing.
I use Super Soul Sunday as my example but I’m sure there are others in my life that I now have to pull from my memory. For example, the other day, I went to a FedEx printing shop and they had adult coloring books for sale. I picked up the book and flipped through the pages and remembered when I used to color with markers and crayons as a child. I enjoyed that and could definitely understand this new adult coloring book trend that has gotten quite popular recently. I’ve heard quite a few adults say that it has helped them ease stress and increase creativity. I put the book down but for a minute there I was seriously considering purchasing one. Maybe next time!
I’ll jot down as many things as I can think of that “filled up my cup” consistently in the past but are no longer a part of my routine. I will assess why they are no longer in my life and take it from there.
It’s great to evolve but when you already found some sparkle along the way, there is no need to bury it, let it help you shine!
What do you think? What are some of your tried and trues that have gotten lost in the shuffle of your evolution? Share in the comments or email me!
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