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Please keep the Duh!s to yourself. Yes, we’ve all heard it, but few have likely ever thought much about it, and fewer outside of the context of a job or career. But “do”ing is what happens with 2/3 of our lives, and even then, to sleep and perchance to dream are still the doing of something, but I’m going to make this a conscious-state conversation as that is where we maintain the most control.
PART 1: Do What You Love
Most of us have routines or realms of life that we have a lot of control over. Ask yourself within these few realms “are you doing what you love?”
Body care: do you shower in the morning just because you always have but you’d prefer a bath before bedtime?
Eating: why are you on a diet you hate? There are tonnes of ways to eat healthy and fulfill your particular delights in dietary consumption.
Exercise: I think treadmills are torture, you’d be hard-pressed to find me on one, it might only happen if I were training for an Ironman and there was an ice storm. You will frequently find my doing yoga cycling, lifting weights. Don’t let anybody, especially not your trainer tell you that you “have to” do piles of hateful exercises/
Work: we all have hard days at work, or ones where we have to work on things that we don’t prefer, but if you really don’t like or find any meaning in what you do, it is pivotal to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health that you find something else. There are literally measurable effects in each of these realms no your wellbeing.
Free time: I’d say you’d be awed, but probably not, because almost everybody does this thing. Wasting your precious free time do trivial things that you don’t really enjoy all that much and makes you feel guilty for wasting that time. Yes, you could have been improving your culinary skill, learning to felt, or finishing that book, but no mind you passed 13 levels in Candy Crush, or you’ve taken quizzes and now “know” what Beatle you’d be, what metropolis/colour/name/mythical creature most suits your personality.
Routine is important in life, but you can still create space to love it. Look at how you use your time and figure out how to do what you love in your day.
PART 2: Love What You Do
This blog was on the docket for the topic of this week and became that much more relevant when a client mentioned the challenge of not checking work email several times a day… on days off, and how quite often the content is depressing and leaves that tone about the rest of the day. We spend so much of our time doing things we really don’t like to, but the worst part of this: nor do we usually even need to. And our brains are so weird they’ll continue to keep us in such a cycle. I told this client in fact that I’d deactivated my Facebook account for the week. I like and use Facebook for business and to keep in touch with long-distance friends. I sometimes overuse Facebook to get involved in ridiculous discussions and waste my time, and for that I don’t like it, so I provide myself a time out.
Loving what you do MOST of the time takes strategy and being mindful of your patterns and routine, and employing seemingly silly little strategies to keep you from falling into them. Reactivating Facebook as the user is as simple as signing back in, but in my mind if it’s deactivated, it’s like it’s broken until the date I’ve given myself to reactive. I’m aware this is a lot of detail, the point is having these strategies even if they’re totally ridiculous make a difference in what one does with their time and how much they’ll love it. When you find yourself doing these things you don’t love, that aren’t required by any means and are just part of what we think we should do or what people or society tells us we “should” or “need” to do, STOP! Do you actually have to do this?
We’re given too little precious time on this Earth and no guarantees about when the time is up to spend it not doing what you love and loving what you do.
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Chocolate and cinnamon are associated with this month of love and hot chocolate is also a nice Family Day Treat, the twist of cinnamon is quite lovely, and homemade is about a million times better than that canned stuff where very often sugar takes the forefront and often you can barely taste the chocolate. It takes about the same amount of time as boiling the water for the instant stuff, you’ll just have work your whisk a bit!
10 oz. Water/Milk/Nut Milk of your choice
2-3 tbsp Cocoa (depends on how rich you like it
¼ tsp Cinnamon
2-3 tsp Honey to your taste
1. Thoroughly whisk together ¼ cup of your choice liquid with all of the cocoa and cinnamon (believe the place of experience that says this is so much easier than if you try it with all the liquid at once!). Now whisk this thick chocolatey concentrate together with the remaining liquid.
2. Heat gently over stove stirring most of the time until gently steaming.
3. Stir in the honey and serve in a large mug.
4. Hot chocolate this good doesn’t require junky marshmallows. Standing solo it's so rich and so Ooooooommmmmmmm Nom Nom!
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