Return to You
What do you most love to do?
This or some variation of this question has been asked in every book I’ve read or workshop I’ve attended about finding one’s purpose. We are asked to answer it to help us gain clarity on our career path or the type of business we should create and lead. Each time I was asked a question like this, my answers were always reading and traveling. Discouragement would soon follow because I would think, “Who is going to pay me to read and travel?”
Most things aren’t meant to be taken quite so literally.
As I reflect on my career, I’ve found the most success and prosperity in designing personal and professional development experiences and facilitating those experiences for adults. Upon deeper inspection I’ve come to realize that the content I design is inspired by books I’ve read or referenced for research. I’ve also been hired to travel all over the country to deliver this work.
What’s something you love that you’ve been underestimating? How might you lean into it more closely to discover the abundance it can create for you?
Here are a few strategies to consider on your journey back to you.
Follow Your Flow. Think about the last time you lost track of time. What were you doing? There is research about the benefits of getting into this blissful state. Whatever that thing is for you is definitely something you should explore more.
Reflect and Connect. Think back over your week. What sparked joy? What lit you up and felt like sunshine? That may be the very thing that needs more of your energy and attention. For me, it was riding my bike with friends on a sunny day and feeling the wind on my face. Beyond the fun of it all, it confirmed my need for more connection with good people, more time outdoors moving my body, and my need to take breaks from days that are often consumed with work and responsibilities.
Return to Your Youth. Think back to the things you were really into as a child. How do they connect to who you are, or who you long to be today? I was always reading, writing, singing, dancing, making art, and creating experiences for my siblings and friends. If you’ve seen me on video, a stage, or leading a workshop in the last few years, you can clearly see the connection. What clues might your childhood hold for you?
This week I challenge you to reconnect with the things you truly love to see if there is a spark. This can provide valuable insight and information that you can use to direct your path to purpose, fulfillment, and the life that you desire.
I am returning to me.
I am following my flow.
I am connected to my sources of joy.
Master Your Mindset to Manifest a Life You Love.
Most Sincerely, Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide www.MonicaMarieJones.com