Thrive — it’s one of my favourite words. It reminds us that we are not born into this world to struggle or survive, but rather to thrive!
But so often we can get in a rut of “what is” which tends to be filled with obligations and tasks as opposed to “what we need in order to thrive”. When we are focused on thriving, we bring new energy into our daily choices for how we live and love.
What Do You Need in Order to Thrive?
To help you answer this question, pull out a piece of paper. Draw a line down the centre vertically. Title the two columns:
1) Things that bring me energy
2) Things that steal my energy
Brainstorm ideas for both columns.
What brings you energy? Perhaps a good night’s sleep, morning centering time, a nourishing breakfast, quality time with girlfriends, a walk in the sunshine, etc.
What steals your energy? Maybe it’s mind chatter, certain negative people, multi-tasking, crappy food choices, too much time sitting, or not enough quiet time.
Often by looking at what steals your energy, you can flip that around and discover what brings you energy.
You were born to thrive. I mean full-out, heart-bursting, “OMG I can’t believe I get to live this life” THRIVE. And what brings you energy is what you need in order to thrive.
That seems simple and obvious. Right?
Now look at your list and see how many of the items in the first column make it into your daily routine?
But if not, no worries. Great awareness. I invite you to pick two or three that bring you energy and make them daily essentials. Or maybe even just one to start. But do it daily, preferably at the beginning of your day as a powerful statement to the Universe that you are worth it.
What things did you choose? In my quiet time over the past few days I recognize I need more play, more stillness and more inspiration surrounding me. What about you?
I’d love to hear!
P.S. This is also a great exericse to do as a family. What brings you energy in the family? What steals it? Allow each family member to create his/her own list and then come together to share. Wonderful truthtelling!