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The downside to a break. What it can do to your path in life and purpose.

Downside to a break

It’s always a good thing to take time off and relax, but what happens when there’s too much relaxing?

If you’re one of the lucky ones you are able to take time off for Christmas or even get a vacation for more than two weeks out of the year.

I am grateful to be one of those people who isn’t bound by the constraints of an employer, and I have the freedom to set my own schedule.

But even when you have this luxury, it can be a very quick downhill slide.

How is it possible too much time off can start you down a slippy path?

It can happen fast, and when you are caught up in it, you may not even realize it. Let me explain…

I’m known for being a very busy person. This is a very good thing for me.

After a few days of relaxing, and a reduced schedule, I found myself slipping out of my routine. Routines I enjoy.

I was feeling unmotivated to do anything.

It was much easier to stay in my housecoat and check in with Facebook than it was to even do a load of laundry.

The irony is because I am crazy busy, being home with time to do a load of laundry is a challenge. Now I found myself not even thinking or caring about it.

I felt very off my game.

Often I’ve wondered what it would be like to not be as busy as I am. I chose to be busy and have no one to complain to but myself.

This thought was pounding through my head as I actually moved my ass downstairs to put a load of laundry on. Then I realized…

What I was feeling was a lack of purpose!

I wasn’t doing what I feel is my path in life and purpose.

Every day I get up and do one of the things I love. I either teach my Zumba class, do creative merchandising displays at my family store, or work on building a USANA business. In some way, I was making a difference in the live of someone else.

With my lack of purpose, I found I wasn’t even doing what I normally would have at home to make a difference for my family. No one was starving or going to school naked, but I really didn’t give crap about doing much of anything.

I felt lost.

path in life and purpose. lack of purpose makes your path unclear.Sometimes we hear sappy sayings like “follow your joy” or “do what sets your soul on fire”.  As much as I don’t do gushy stuff, there is truth to it.

Without purpose, I wasn’t my whole self as I am meant to be. Purpose is what makes me who I am.

It is our fire.

Without it, I felt lost. I didn’t even notice how lost until I found myself binge watching on Netflix. Seriously… how can they end the Gilmore Girls revival that way!

Purpose gives us something to be passionate about.

Question for you… what is your purpose? Do you know it? Are you feeling lost or perhaps haven’t discovered it yet?

Even if you don’t know what your purpose is, tell me in the comments below, what you love to do…something that you just can’t wait to do no matter how silly it sounds.

Your purpose and passion do not have to be grand and over the top.

I am passionate about helping others feel better and to take charge of their self care. The creative person in me needs to do those displays at the store.

A friend of mine makes the most amazing crochet hats and turned that into a business. My Aunt is a painter and, from her hobby, she now travels the world on cruise ships teaching others to paint.

For me… self care all started a with a booty shake, and merchandising probably started with my childhood doll house.

When I stop, things get blurry and my path gets unclear.

From what may seem like the smallest of passion something amazing can grow.

While a recharge is always a good thing, keep your purpose clear. Your purpose, your path, your life.

The laundry can wait,

Love,
Karen

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