Finding My Passion – Step One

I am beginning, but I would define my passion as doing what best aligns me with our universe to enjoy every day and have the feeling of inner-peace.  This may change and if so I shall let you know.  But that’s what is important to me and many others that I have spoken to.  Those moments where you just feel ‘right’.  I can vividly remember two of these moments, the most clear was when I was driving home in the sunshine with my windows down and some of my favourite music playing.  The other was when I was much younger and driving to our family holiday destination – I have no idea why but it seemed like I’d suddenly learned how to smile – I felt so free.

I have been reading a lot of Leo Babuata’s ZenHabits blog (I would thoroughly recommend you to do the same!) and I am going to use the following guide in order to help me discover my passion:

I have set aside a special notebook and I have started with the first step.  I have also asked a couple of my closest friends and family members to help me and I shall take this coming weekend to write a list of all the things that I think I am good at, all the things that excite me, all the things I take time to read about and also a list of my secret dreams.

I shall come back with a pared down list – and then take each item in turn with the next steps.




Starting Right Now
January 13, 2012, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Fitness, Habits, Health, Parenting, Resolutions | Tags: , , , , ,

I have many interests, and at the start of 2012, following a real sense of enthusiasm and motivation, aswell as having been given the gift of time and therefore I really want to try to find my passion.  I turn 22 this month, and I have felt for the last two or three years that life has begun the really get away from me, to roll on by without me really engaging in it.  I have a tendency to start too many things at once, to get too excited and try to take on the world.  I have also tried in the past to stop doing things, from a negative perspective, rather than start new things, a more positive point of view.  Following the advice of many personal development bloggers, I am going to start with small changes that are impossible to fail at.  Success breeds success and those small steps will be my stepping-stones to greater things.

I have chosen three little changes to start with, each in a different area that I’m trying to improve:

1) To do 10 press ups, 10 dips, 10 squats and 10 crunches once a day.

2) To drink 2 pints of water per day

3) To read my son one story per day

Once I have achieved these for one week, then I shall re-evaluate and make new plans.