The Busy Mom's Guide to Having More Passion in Your Life

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Having More Passion in Your Life

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.

The Busy Mom's Guide to Having More Passion in Your Life

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.

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How do you make time to have more passion? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Comments 45

  1. whatever it is to me is such a huge key to life. I have many passions and I will not falter on following them and keep them alive and well. Great Read

  2. This article has really made me start thinking. I have not been passionate about anything since my son passed on in an accident. What am I passionate at? I know I have passion for all my patients I have taken care of over the years, but I do not know anything else. I will be thinking and praying. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. This is a great post. Mundane routine can sometimes drain the passion out of life. I am trying to hold on to it as tightly as possible. It makes life better! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for sharing you are very inspirational every one needs passion and I think I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and try something new!!

  5. I am 47 and I still haven’t found anything I am passionate about other than my family of course. They are all I ever seem to think about.

  6. great tips, i think letting go of being a ‘people pleaser’ is a big one because lots of folks wont care to see you following your passion

  7. Having a passion for whatever it is to me is such a huge key to life. I have many passions and I will not falter on following them and keep them alive and well. Great Read πŸ™‚

  8. I try to spend at least 10 minutes a day just meditating and thinking/me time. it helps me focus and be alittle more relaxed.

  9. It’s so hard to work on a day to day basis on anything without having a bit of passion in your heart. I always find myself lost emotionally and mentally when life’s stresses make my passion drain out. But at the end of the day it’s about finding your way back and holding onto your passion with all you got!

  10. I love this, passion is what separates the real from the fake. I love to meet people who have a true passion for something, that is what makes the interaction so amazing. The vibes are different and the energy is great. I’m passionate about several things.

  11. That’s probably why my brain is in such a fog. I don’t do much besides take care of 5 kiddos, clean, and run my blog. Sounds like I really need to try some new things for myself.

  12. It’s true what they say you will never truly know if you love or are passionate about something unless you try it out. I love to sing and if my parents had not encouraged me to try it just once I would not have known how liberating it is to sing at church or even at home.

  13. I absolutely love this post. Passion is so hard to hold on to! We get busy. We get distracted. We get embroiled in the day to day, and the passion just sort of… vanishes.

  14. Oh yes! I definitely agree that it is important, at the very least spiritually for all women to find their passion and follow it. Doing things we like and keep us at ease are great for our health, especially when we have other sources of stress in our lives, such as children.

  15. Awesome inspirational post indeed. Passion is the door way to achieve our dreams I believe. We get strength from our passion for success. Thanks for sharing.

  16. You can feel when passion for life is missing. Others pick up on it pretty readily too. Finding ways to regroup and reignite that flame serves to benefit everyone.

  17. I think this is such an important thing for moms! I do have some passions, but my problem is putting the time into these areas!! I do love the vision board idea…my hubby has always been a fan of vision boards!

  18. That was a wonderful post I enjoyed reading. Last year I got into meditation and it really helped me see things more clearly. I may be busy but there is a larger sense of appreciation and gratefulness in the things that I do. And I attribute that to my meditation practice.

  19. I couldn’t agree more! All my life I have wanted to learn how to horse back ride. For years I dreamed of it! Finally last summer I made my dream come true! Once a week, I ride!

  20. I don’t think life is worth living if we can’t be passionate about something (or more than one thing). I am passionate about my family and raising amazing kids πŸ™‚

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