We can do things for others, like buy them flowers...just because. Or we can something nice for ourselves...just because. The whole point of today is that we don't need rhyme nor reason to do things. We can do them simply because we want to. And as long as they're legal, I might add!
Learning to honor our own inclinations can make us happier. Most of the time, we instinctively know what's right and good for us, But how often do we listen to those "gut" feelings. We dismiss them, usually, and go on the facts. While facts can be important, we also need to do what we feel. I'm referring to the inner "yes" list that we each have. Doing the things on our yes list accomplishes several goals:
1. It brings us closer to our interests.
2. It can make it "okay" to talk to someone or reach out to others.
3. Allows you to take a nap when you're tired.
4. It lets you trust your inclinations.
This is the same inner voice that tells you to "Go for it!" and the voice that says "I really don't want to hang out with that negative 'friend' anymore." We do really know what's good for us and what can make us happy. Some might say that it is our wise selves that are talking to us. We hear that voice say, "You've been told don't do this and don't do that" for your entire life. Yet your wise self says, "Just do it!" Inner conflict and unhappiness occur when we listen to the voice of others. We need to that as a child but once we can hop on our own two flippers, as it were, we can make up our own mind about things.
Believe it or not, as adults, we are allowed to have and do the things we want. We are important. We do matter. Let that sink in for a while.
Once you believe these statements and accept them as truth, it is the "first and crucial" step toward inner fulfillment and happiness. Go ahead and do stuff today...Just because!
I have my own list of things I've postponed doing...and none of the reasons were good ones. I am giving myself permission to today to be happy, to do the things that bring me joy. Rather than make this just an annual occurrence, perhaps we make it a daily thing; a new way of living. What if we could be happier and do more of the things we truly want to do? Would that have a positive impact on the world? I believe it would.
I invite you back here tomorrow but until then, be happy, do something you really want to do, and may you find much