Ever question whether life is serving you well?” Evaluating whether the things we bring into our lives is working for us, against us, or somewhere in between is not always easy. An introspective look within is required.
Whenever I’m in a quandary about accepting an invite, assigning myself to a task, or questioning whether an item should continue taking up valuable real estate in my home – I ask myself, does it serve me? Maybe that blouse hanging in the closet with tags still intact might be useful to someone else. Perhaps some quiet time alone is a better solution for my stress levels than a night out. Does that paint job really need to be done right now when my heart is telling me otherwise? Mixed feelings are an indication that additional thought and honesty are in order.
Everything we do should have purpose, intent and meaning, don’t you think? It should serve us and/or others in a meaningful and purposeful way. Time is an unreplenished resource. Each passing second, minute, hour – when it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Holding ourselves accountable to spending our time wisely is really up to us.
So how about the next time you feel that internal tug of war raging inside or you are unsure how to proceed, ask yourself, “Does it serve me?” Listen to your inner voice, no matter how soft, and decide if whatever you are questioning serves you and aligns with the essence of who you are. And please know that even our tiniest moments can serve us well.
What causes you conflict when deciding how to spend your precious moments?