Yup, do you!
Two words that I heard a few weeks ago and they have been spiralling around in my brain like a bad swear word that you wouldn’t want to say in front of your mom. It kind of sounds dirty but it was profound for me.
I realized, in a light bulb moment that, I am doing so many other people in my daily life that I am forgetting to ‘do me’!
Nothing like a good sexual innuendo, isn’t there!
But, you know me and my fairly open-minded conservative diatribes, so what in the world am I talking about.
As I walk through my life I literally see people running out of air. I watch them rush to drop off their children at school. Rush to pick them up. Rush to activities. Rush to make dinner. I think you can see the ‘rush’ I am showing you. This ain’t one of those good ‘rushes’, if you know what I mean! They are holding their breathes through life, like I have the last few weeks.
So, what am I suggesting that we do with this naughty analogy?
🥇 First, stop doing everyone else. Look around at the people in your life, look at your “to-do” list that you are creating on a daily basis and ask yourself “How many of these things on the list do I want to do?”
🥈 Second, find a way to ‘do you’.
From within you and then out to others.
What pleases you?
What do you enjoy?
How did I figure out how to live this “Do you” philosophy in life? Because really inspiring quotes and words are only great when we create some ‘action’ to go along with them. Right? Here’s what I did:
I looked at the ambiance I wanted to create in my everyday life: I realized that I like having music playing while I make dinner and a candle lit when I am on Zoom calls for my nutritional coaching.
I wondered about who I do in my life: I saw that I am able to have authentic, real and beautiful relationships without shame. I don’t have to stroll down the ‘walk of shame’ no matter what happens! That shame thing was old stuff for me.
Lastly, I looked at my assets and what I could give to the world: I realized I was giving away my greatest gift like a floozy, my time. I can choose what I want to do with my day and what I want to wear while doing it. I am 100% responsible for my greatest asset, time. I have started to treasure, organize and find freedom with my 86,400 seconds each day (and not be so free in throwing it away to anyone that walks by.)
How to ‘do you’!
What are three simple things you could think of to ‘Be You/Do You’? I know it will be simple. It may even be fun along the way. Ponder all the energy and vitality you will have to share if you ‘do you’ first.
No one else.
Getting to know you.
All day long.