Do you really want life to go back to normal?
As we prepare to come out of lockdown here in the UK we have a real opportunity to think about whether we want life to go back to normal or whether it’s time to do something different.
At the beginning of the first lockdown a survey was done that asked people if they wanted life to go back to normal. An astonishing 91% of people said they didn’t.
In this episode I share a few questions that will help you to assess whether you want life to go back to normal and, if you don’t, what you’d like instead.
– Were you living the life you desired or the life somebody else wanted you to live?
– Were you overwhelmed by how many things you had on your plate?
– Were you sacrificing your wellbeing in order to keep others happy and live up to a warped definition of success
– Were you living in fear of what others would think or of stepping into the unknown and choosing a different life?
One of the books that set me on my path of self realisation was The Top Five regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware.
I realised as I was putting this episode together that the number one regret, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me” is ultimately saying “I wish I hadn’t been such a people pleaser”.
Life really is too short to spend it living how others want us to live so now could be the perfect time to change that.
A few other resources I mention in the episode are:
Wheel of truth. This tool will enable you to assess how happy you are in each area of your life.
As always, I hope you find this episode really valuable and would be so grateful if you could leave me a review and share with anybody who might also find this of value.