You go to work, try to eat right, exercise, be a good family member and friend, have hobbies, attempt to sleep for eight hours, wake up, and start all over again. When you’re in the constant grind, it’s easy to forget why you’re stretching yourself thin enough to cover all of those things in a day.
There are many things we have no control over in this life. We have a few boxes that must be checked in order for us to remain functioning members of society. But between taxes and our day jobs, we do have some creative license in life. These are the fun questions, the good stuff, the decisions you get to make.
Make a list. It can be ordered or not, typed or written, long or brief. The only requirement is that your list is entirely yours.
Where do you want to live? What trip do you want to take? What do you want to do more of or less of? What type of people do you want to surround yourself with? What do you want to learn about? What do you never want to think about again? What are your nonnegotiables in this life?
Once created, your list becomes your guide. When you’re exhausted, discouraged, indecisive, or uninspired, allow your list to be your compass. Add to it, cross things off, but never forget your “why.”