Judy Blake Blog Passion

Sometimes life feels a bit like you’re just trying to survive.  If you come home from work every day, tired and feeling listless, due to stress or boredom, from the ‘same old, same old’, you may find yourself asking… what is the point?  What is it that I’m living for?

The problem is we have gotten comfortable in our habits.  Many of us work so that we can afford to pay bills and maybe rest.  But then when we do get a chance to rest, we don’t feel very rewarded because ultimately rest normally just means staring at a screen.  Hardly rewarding!

So what will it take to feel alive and enthusiastic about life again?  A vacation is not going to do it long term.  Think about it… you are seriously overdue to getting back in touch with your passion for living.

It calls for a reconnection to your inner architect, and tapping into that genius within. It’s that part of you where you just know you are a natural – whatever it is that you love, you are good at, or desire most.  At one point in your life, it was a dream for you.

All of us have dreams and passions.  And at some point, these dreams and ambitions are what put you on the path you’re on now.  Your aim may have been to work that job just long enough to earn the money you need to fund a dream.  Or perhaps you’re working because you found a partner you love and you were willing to postpone your ambitions for them.

If you’ve lost the motivating reason to work, then you will most likely coast and cruise through life listlessly.

So what do you do?  DREAM, and Dream Big.  No, not a little dream like where you will take your next vacation on your budget, but a dream that pumps you up and stretches you!

Ask yourself:  Why is it that you do what you do?  Where do you see yourself in the future?  What are your beliefs and your values?  What were the things that gave you direction when you were a young teenager?  And how can you get yourself back on your happy track?

The problem is that many of us feel that our passions are ‘childish’ or possibly irresponsible.  If so, we end up just burying them for more respectable aims like ‘being area manager’. But who said that being area manager of a staple company was more respectable than being an activist or an artist?

The point is that you don’t have to give up your job or your responsibilities.  You just have to keep the burning passion alive within, so that you’re pursuing it when you can. When you do this and you remember the ‘why’, then life will once again have meaning and direction.

If you need assistance with getting in touch with that part of you that wants to not only get charged about the dream but would like the support and tools to actualize it, I invite you to take advantage of the free complimentary call to initiate the conversation.

Will you accept my invitation or will you check the TV Guide?

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To your Reignited Passion and Feeling Alive again!!

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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Start Small and Dream Big

Remember when you were a kid and summer days seemed to linger on forever?  We would lie under a tree and just dream…  or how about when you were ‘little’ and you would just go out and ‘play’.  It was all about using your imagination…  no plan, you just made it up as you went along.  And what about playing “dress up”, sifting through a chest of old clothes and costumes.

An old favorite creative play of mine was Statue Maker.  This is where you would spin around and however you landed, you would create a name to describe yourself in the newly created ‘statue’ form.  Then a ‘buyer’ would hopefully come along and choose you as their treasured purchase.

Where did that imagination go?

The good news is it’s still within the spirit of that little boy or little girl, tucked inside the older self, full of adult “to do” lists and responsibilities.  It’s who we truly are. We genuinely are exquisitely unique, childlike versions of our grown-up selves.  Try tapping into that again.

So this is an invitation to him or her. Ask your little one to come out and play.

Park yourself under a tree (if the weather permits) or somewhere where you are free to just be and daydream.

And wonder…

  • What do I want to be when I grow up?  (Ignore the date on your birth certificate.)
  • Visualize and listen without any censorship!
  • Allow your imagination to free-float.
  • See yourself happy.
  • What pose does your statue make today?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What makes you smile?
  • Where do you live?
  • Who are you playing with?
  • How do you help others?
  • What do you do to make the world around you a happy place?
  • Journal a bit and capture your dreams.
  • Make this a practice – it will reinvigorate and inspire you!
  • Perhaps you start small, but remember even the Statue of Liberty has a larger, greater version of herself.
  • Just start and DREAM BIG!

Call your best friend and ask them to come out and play.

Would love to hear how your imagination inspired you as a child or as an adult!  Please share.

To your most playful dreams!

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Judy Blake is a Professional Life Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Speaker who is passionate about empowering others to consciously create fuller, more purposeful, more meaningful lives. Judy believes that it is never too late, you are never too old; there is no condition that cannot be overcome to be that person to design the life you want. JudyBlake.com

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