Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves that we either explode or implode! Myself, I like to implode. With university, work, roommates moving in/out, socialising, making enough time to see all my beloved friends/family and then to write… Well, I got so frustrated and tense – I got stuck. I had nothing to write about, nothing to say and the very thought of blogging made me even more frustrated and tense. So I didn’t.
It’s taken me nearly two months to unwind. But this is written from heart space – written not because I have to, but because I want to – it’s my choice. And that’s kinda what I thought I’d talk about. How doing something because you have to, never feels as good as doing something because you want to.
When I was a manager, my big boss always told me to motivate staff “to do what I wanted them to do, not because they had to but
because they wanted to.” And it’s true, a staff member being excited about doing something and wanting to go a wonderful job, will do that task one hundred percent better than someone doing something because it’s just their job, or because they’ve been told to do it.
And I think underlying this is that it means they were given a choice, and they have chosen to do something. When we have a choice we feel empowered. When we’re given no choices and forced into doing something, we feel disempowered and resentful.
In life, I keep myself positive about my life by reminding myself these are all my choices. It’s my choice to be at University
and not working fulltime pursuing a career. It’s my choice to work as a waitress instead of in the spa industry. It’s my choice to have a blog and to pursue my passion of writing. It’s my choice to support the environment in my daily choices of being a vegetarian.
These are all my choices – and this keeps me calm and empowered. Look at all your choices that you’re making, and if your choices aren’t filling your tank with positivity and energy – than make a new choice ;)
Penelope Jane Jones.