There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela
Some of us busy moms meander through life not truly recognizing what we were meant to accomplish. Life gets hectic. From babies to toddlers, school-aged to teens – child rearing requires the majority of our time… and a lot of effort.
One of the things that often falls off the busy mom’s plate is cultivating passion. And the vigor that makes life exciting. But it doesn’t have to.
About Passion In Life…
Passion is not necessarily something that you’ll know without trying something.
For example, my daughter has a passion for dance. She’s 12 and has been dancing since she was 3. But what if she never tried dance? Would she still love it as much?
Rather than coasting through life without placing your finger on how to discover your passion in this world, attempt to pinpoint what that passion is.
Try something you’ve never done. Research something you have an interest in but don’t know much about. Passion is very similar to an obsession. You have to put yourself into it. Create the passion. Don’t wait for it to come to you.
Your family and friends may also be able to help you recognize what you are great at, and what a few of your hopes and aspirations are. Just by having a conversation with a friend, you might discover the answers that could reveal your path.
It was during a talk with one of my friends that I realized how much I loved to write. And how much I wanted to pursue that passion – which of course led to you being here. Reading this post. *wink*
On Having More Passion…
There are a lot of factors which may play into your success at touching base with your inner passion and originative thinking. The want to discover precisely what you wish from your life is just the start.
Digging out those long entombed passions and interests is a different story. One of my favorite exercises for this is creating a vision board. You may have used vision boards for setting intentions and goals, but I also like to use them for fantasizing and exploring my passions.
Putting my deepest wants in front of me – where I can see them daily – has been very effective in inspiring my passions.
Meditation has also been helpful in better connecting to myself. I’ve also been purposeful in trying new things. Making new memories. Having new experiences.
In order for your life to enlarge, your brain needs to expand. Simply like with exercising, once you urge your muscles, they grow. It’s the same with your brain; once you think or try fresh things, your brain expands. And an extended brain is an enriched brain. You become enriched, and so does your life story.
To enriching life with more passion.
I want to hear from you!
How do you make time to have more passion? Please let me know in the comments below.