Our daily routine is a framework, providing structure to our days and weeks. It can be easy to get a little lost in a routine. Sometimes, you can lose sight of where you are when you are head-down-feet-forward in a routine of habit.
And this is fine: there is absolutely nothing wrong with moving forward… But sometimes, it’s nice to look up and appreciate what you have. Or, to look up and find that things are off and need an adjustment, a retooling, a tilt from “Nowhere” to “Now Here.”
I am not at all qualified to give advice on life direction, but I’ll share what helps me figure things out. Three questions:
What is missing? Take a minute to make a (flexible!) plan to adjust, modify, or add something in. Take a few steps towards how you want to live. At a loss? Try writing down the eight or ten things you can think of that are important to you, things that you love, something that brings joy. Get it out in a jumble, stare at it, and figure out what might be missing from the right now that is important to work towards as you go forward.
Do you know who you are?
Do you know how you came to be at this point, right now?
Is this how you want to live?