We have the most to give (to ourselves and others)
when we’re happy and healthy.
I'd say we have a lot to give—time, money, energy, talents. And by offering these things, we can help positively shape the world in which we live.
It's pretty clear that the world needs whatever we can give. We can all see that.
But too often, that kind of giving can feel like one more thing we have to do.
Too often, we feel we’re using up all we have simply making it through our everyday lives. That doesn’t make us feel happy or healthy. And it certainly doesn’t help us give back in ways that feel meaningful.
So I’m proposing we make a change.
Let’s be intentional about how we live our everyday lives so we have space for our most meaningful contributions. Let’s be intentional about being our happiest, healthiest selves so we can give freely.
Let’s stop focusing on doing more and start focusing on doing different.
There’s no magic answer; there never is.
But there’s real power in making a decision to change.
And that’s where the magic can begin.
that helps us know ourselves and own our choices
Strong systems and foundations
that bring greater ease into ordinary life
Intentional learning and consuming
that helps us remain awake and engaged
that help us make progress without becoming overwhelmed
that contribute to a more positive world
that keep us centered and intentional
that helps us see ourselves as part of (and responsible for) a bigger whole