Women are so often told to do what they love, and yet we find it difficult to actually do what we love. We put others first, whether it’s our children, our partner, or our job. And somewhere along the way, we forget about what makes us happy. But what would be possible for you if you deleted the words “I’m tired” from your vocabulary? What would you do more of that you value?
1. Set boundaries
If you want to do what you love, you need to set boundaries. This means setting boundaries with your time, with your energy, and with your money. You need to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself first and foremost. This means saying no to things that don’t align with your values and yes to things that do. It also means setting aside time each day or each week to do something that you love, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
2. Get rid of the perfectionism
In order to do what we love, we need to get rid of the perfectionism that’s holding us back. Perfectionism is the enemy of action. It’s the voice in our head that tells us we’re not good enough, that our work is never good enough. But the truth is, done is better than perfect. So instead of waiting around for everything to be perfect, take action and get started today.
3. Don’t compare yourself to others
One of the biggest roadblocks to doing what we love is comparing ourselves to others. We see someone who’s doing something similar to what we want to be doing and we think, “Why can’t I be like them? I’m not as good as them.” But the truth is, comparison is the thief of joy. When we compare ourselves to others, we’re only setting ourselves up for disappointment. Instead, focus on your own journey and on your own progress.
Deleting “I’m tired” from your vocabulary is a powerful step towards doing what you love. When you set boundaries, get rid of perfectionism, and stop comparing yourself to others, you open up a world of possibilities. So what are you waiting for? Embrace your joy today!