A Fresh Perspective
Sometimes stepping away for a bit provides you with much needed fresh perspective, clear eyes and a renewed heart for your passion. This past month I unintentionally took quite a bit of time away from “work”. – I’ll never consider PDCD a job because it began as an outlet, and continues to fulfill spectacular dreams more and more each day. – My Husband was out of town, and I was single mom’ing it all day every day. When you own a business you’re never truly away from work, I still answered emails in car line at school, jotted down ideas and took care of the business end of things. But my mind was not focused solely on work as it had been for so long. I simply didn’t have the time. To be honest, I needed the break. I was burnt out and in need of a renewed heart and mind for this amazing adventure I’ve been blessed with.
The culmination of many stressful things beyond my control had begun to wear on me. I was sitting in front of my computer each day with that “ugh” feeling. Upon taking a step back, I realized those things bothering me were laughably insignificant when I looked at who I am and what I want to accomplish.
It’s a funny thing. A word that I have emblazoned above my desk because I know it’s value, but I had not let the true meaning resonate in the times I needed to most. I was too busy. My to do list was miles long and filled with great ideas, only a couple of which I was over the moon excited about. My perspective check enabled me to see so clearly what it is that matters, and as a result I’m able to visualize a task that works towards those things each day.
Years ago my Sister and I had one of those phone conversations where we both said what the other needed to hear so badly, and neither of us remember saying it to the other (TOTAL God thing). She told me that I draw my energy from investing in my family. I actually feel more creative energy when I’m doing more for my family. I’d forgotten that I KNOW this about myself. I was so head down in my daily routine of keeping up that I’d forgotten all I needed to do was step back. I quit instagram and have never felt better about a decision. That alone freed up so much valuable time. Time for my brain to breathe. Time for my soul to rest. Time for me to put more energy into my family. Relax. Focus on what truly matters to me, and let the rest fall into place.
That’s exactly what happened.
As I continue to ease back into a daily “work” routine, I’m able to see things in a different light. Prioritize my mental list of things I WANT to do, not NEED to do. The reasons I want to do those things fuel me like never before. I want to help people. I want to simplify the entire web design process for those who are completely overwhelmed with the thought of managing their own website. I want to give you the tools you need to succeed without spending a fortune. Web design, graphic design, it all comes so easily to me. There are a million other jobs in this world that make me want to pull my hair out, but I know web design. I know it like the back of my hand and it’s fun for me.
Give Yourself Room to Dream
If the world ended tomorrow, what would you want to have accomplished? The core of every single one of my goals was helping and loving others. You can best help others by sharing your gift and encouraging others to do the same. Let’s all make a difference by going after our most spectacular dreams. What is it that you do well? What’s fun for you? You may not even realize that something you enjoy and succeed at is beyond difficult for most. If you’re feeling burnt out like I was, take a step back. Look at your life with renewed perspective. What matters to you?
Have a wonderful day, my friends!
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