This piece of wisdom is timeless:
Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away – Maya Angelou
We are so busy in life we sometimes forget we are supposed to be living and enjoying life.
So… today, take a moment to slow down and look at your life.
Today, start to think how to make life happen “FOR” you and not “TO” you.
Every business does an annual report, every employee has an annual review.
Do you know what?
YOU are the CEO of YOUR life!
- Today, take a minute to evaluate YOU, your life, your current situation and life experience.
- Today, take a moment to look at what is truly the most important things to you …
- Today, perhaps it is time to change your perspective to get out of the “rat race” mentality and focus on what is important to you, to your family, and to your community. It is all connected.
Ask yourself what you want to achieve at your end of days. Ask yourself if your days are fulfilling and filled with joy or a painful experience full of drudgery where it is hard to get out of bed every morning.
I believe every moment of our day can feel like we are at play. The first step is our own self-awareness to realize if we are allowing our life to happen “to” us or if we are living life FOR ourselves, our family, our community.
We need to take a moment, sometimes, to STOP, take a breath, and prioritize. To identify what is important. To create a life we love — because we truly have the power to make that happen.
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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC: Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Life Coach, and the author of the book, If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life.
Doreen is the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life. The Foundation’s website, www.TimetoPlayFoundation.org, has resources, events and articles for a person to learn what they need to know for a better life.
The Foundation offers an unconventional approach in a non-threatening manner to provide solutions for the life situations that people may encounter. Working in healthcare since 1987, and with her background in quality improvement, she has followed statistics showing our society’s current evolution to be more “sick and sad”. She developed the Time to Play Philosophy: you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance for quality of life and believes everyone has the ability to enjoy life.