Take a moment to reflect on the question, “who am I?” What is that short sentence that captures “you?”
Now consider, “based on what I do, who am I?”
Next, pause on the question, “when I look at how I invest my time, who am I?”
Then step back, and self-check, “what’s missing for me?”
Is it time cooking fresh meals for my family, sticking my hands deep into healing soil in the garden, tai chi, reading a good book, writing a poem, walking in the woods with my dogs, riding my horse, serving in my communities, time to get philosophical, getting still, days to grieve or let go, space to re-think how I can be at my best?
And finally, “how is the world a little worse off because of that missing?” That gap is perhaps your deepest contribution to the world.
Sheila Armitage helps individuals and organizations adopt everyday resilience practices that boost work, home, and health.