I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the content of the YLD program so far. I’ve found January a bit of a hard month to get into a solid routine with the kids on holidays and spending quite a lot of that time floating between home and the beach. It’s given me a lot of time to read and reflect and I’m now feeling reasonably well rested and ready to face head on a few issues I’ve been really struggling with for quite a while.
In particular, my work. I feel very fortunate to do the work I do. It can be very rewarding both personally and financially, but I have moments (quite a lot if I am honest) where I think there has to be more to life than this! I look around and all I see are a lot of unhappy and stressed individuals (myself included). Even some at the top of the tree seem bored or have dysfunctional lifestyles. I feel like I need to jump off the sinking ship before it’s too late and I end up as one of them: over-working, over-drinking and completely unhappy. Whilst I love helping people with their problems, I feel like a fish out of water. Putting a suit on and going to work feels like I’m putting on a mask most days. And, that feeling towards work impacts on every other aspect of my life. I can feel a change coming, I just don’t know where to from here yet.
So, I’ve given myself 12 months to work out what where my life path is going. This year I’ve decided I am not going to complain about my work. It is what it is and it is where I am at for the moment. In that time I want to focus my energy on getting into tip top shape mentally and physically, getting rid of the non-essentials and only spending time on relationships that have meaning. I’m hoping this will put me in the right place to see opportunities outside of my work that are a proper fit with who I am.
Hence why I am enrolled in the program. If you think there is anything that might assist, whether it be books, other podcasts etc, I’d love to hear from you.
On your recommendation I read the book Do The Work. My gosh, that hit the spot! I came to realise how much I have been resisting the things I need to do the most. This quote said it all to me: “The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.”
Looking forward to getting into the February content.