Being Vs. Doing ✨
I'm going to *be* refreshing!
Thank you, HLN's Jennifer Westhoven for the inspa.
ITHACA, N.Y -- Have you ever thought about just being, rather than doing, doing, doing? HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade team has been focused on self-awareness for 2018. The show's awesome money, biz, and econ correspondent who cares about YOU explored the idea of being as she rebooted her New Year's resolution.
I've watched Jennifer on Morning Express for quite a few years now and have come to love her character. This resolution reboot is just another reason why. Do sounds like busy aka stress, while being sounds like focus and seems to offer calm.
I think we too often speak into the universe,
"There's so much to do."
"What am I going to do next?"
"I'm going to make a to-do list."
"I need to do less."
All of that just sounds so gross. Just like I'm slowly developing a resistance to big chocolate bars, and slabs of meat on burgers, I'm wanting to distance myself from the idea of doing. What about existing?? I mean, WE'RE HUMANS...for goodness sakes! (What a concept!)
Jen shared she wanted to be great. Just hearing those two words
"be great" 🙌🏾
made me smile. It invigorated me, especially because as an aspiring broadcast journalist I could totally visualize myself using that line the next time I arrive at a story and need to go on camera, in the same fashion that Jen explained. When I get there, naturally I have a million things I know I need to *do,* but no one ever tells me how to *be.* That's for me to decide.
Whenever I get told that I am refreshing it makes me smile😌. It makes me feel like I did justice by that person, and by myself...because I believe that in some sense that means I'm not acting like others. And I hope that means I'm closer to finding and creating myself.
So I'm deciding to be refreshing so that the experience you have with me -- be it here on the blog, or on my Instagram -- is a breath of fresh air. Be refreshing to be with, as Jen said. I think that will lead me on a quest to figure out how I can improve my life all around so that I can be truly be refreshing. I feel refreshed🧖🏽♂️💆🏽♂️ just writing all this!!
I'm grateful for Jen sharing her resolution reboot that spoke to me. I hope it spoke to you, too.
Thank you for reading.
With ❤️and gratitude,