Sheri here –
Do you ever ask yourself, “what do I want to do when I grow up? Who am I now, who is the authentic me, today?”
What are the things that are important to you no matter what? You know, those biggest blessings in your life – the ones that you would go to any length to protect?
Maybe it is your freedom to do as you choose – to have the best life for your family, to help another person believe in themselves or in their dreams, to spend time doing what you are passionate about, to take a break and pamper yourself or go somewhere special.
Live your authentic, true to yourself life
Let me ask you, are you doing it?
Is that how you are living your life, now, like today, right this minute, now? Ok, maybe it isn’t every day; but is it once a week or once a month? Are you living your authentic, true to yourself life?
Sometimes I get so caught up in doing the everyday things, that I lose sight of the important things in my life and I need to be reminded. It doesn’t need to be a big reminder, it could be a gentle whisper: an email from a friend, a brief glimpse of someone who reminds you of someone, an article on your phone or a movie poster.
Can you relate? Then maybe you need to take some time, sometime just for you to breath, to think, to dream, to be the authentic you.
What Stops You?
What does it take to be able to live that authentic true to yourself life? Time, planning, a little money? What stops you – the time, planning, a little money or all three?
Block some time on your calendar, like you do when you HAVE TO go to the doctor or dentist or a MUST DO event. Just block the time off. Make an appointment with yourself for you. Maybe you need that time to call and spend some time talking or FaceTiming a friend, to plan what is important to you or to escape for a few hours to replenish your soul.
No matter what – keep that appointment with you. Allow yourself to get back in touch with the authentic you.
Maybe you don’t know who the authentic you is any longer? Allow yourself some time with no distractions to think, to daydream, to doodle, to talk with the Universe, to commune with the stars, to stare at your belly button – whatever clears your mind to think and get reacquainted with who you are today.
You owe that to yourself. After all this is your life, don’t you want to have some say in how you live it and to be the authentic you?
Choose one “authentic you” thing to plan. It could be a weekend away with a friend of your choice, possibly, even just you, a party, raise funds for your favorite charity, enroll in school and take a class, start to write a book, learn a new hobby … in other words: ANYTHING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF DESIRES!
Think of all the steps you need or want to do to create that desired outcome. You do not need to do any of them right now – just build the plan, unless you are inspired to get into action on one or two.
Now put some target dates to those steps on your plan, then put those dates or timeframes for action in your calendar. Then act. Start with a small step, then another – they add up!!
So You Say You Need Money
Ok, so you say you need money to fully complete your plan – you know all the suggestions I’ve been sharing with you these last couple of weeks – take the money that you’ve been saving from them and set it aside to fund living your authentic life. It will happen faster than you think when you take one step at a time or implement one savings at a time…
To help with your money fund, here are 5 more hot tips for saving money!!
- Look for an independent massage therapist or a small business, rather than using a spa, for lower massage rates.
- Go to the library and borrow a movie, an audio book, an album or other digital media for no cost.
- Shop around for a new telephone service (cell or landline for business or personal), check pricing and benefits – investigate the opportunity to get the same or more for a lower price.
- Check out your local Credit Union – they may have lower or free checking fees. Just assure them they are insured with the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
- Comparative shop the various discount travel services for potentially lower rates for airplanes, hotels and cars. Be certain to read the fine print and consider travel insurance against the unexpected!
Leave a comment and let me know what your authentic self is thinking. I’d love to hear how you are making plans to be true to you and how I can support you!
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