I – Infuse your Life with action! #AtoZChallenge

I – Infuse your Life with action! #AtoZChallenge

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Β “Infuse your Life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make your own hope. And, whatever your beliefs, honour your Creator not by passively waiting for grace to come down from high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen, right now, right down, here on Earth.”

_Bradley Whitford.

 

I read this quote in my friend’s post and was, instantly, filled with gratitude for finding a goal in my life, when I did. Being a homemaker, there wasn’t much I could do to fill my days, apart from the daily chores and looking after my family.

But, blogging happened, and I also rekindled my passion for art after more than two decades, and I found myself feeling a lot happier and content with Life.

Our lives revolve around our families and fulfilling their needs. Amidst it all, we lose ourselves and we forget that we have our own needs, too, that we ought to fulfil–for our sake, our happiness. Sadly, seldom do we recognise those needs, and spend our lives wondering what our purpose in Life is.

The one thing we fail to realise is that its we who need to find that purpose, create it (if we fail to find it) and work towards fulfilling it.

Life is passing us by. Every minute here is precious, which often gets wasted in doing nothing for ourselves. I am sure we will repent this idleness in the future, when we realise how we could have done so many things, and yet, we let time slip through our fingers.

So, get up and get going!

If you are a homemaker, then find time for yourself; set aside some time, which you can spend doing something for yourself.

Take up a hobby, or pursue one that you have long since forgotten. Hobbies not only awaken our creative side, but also keep us mentally, physically and emotionally healthy and happy.

I can understand how difficult it is with little kids who need your attention all the time. But, I am sure you can find some time to read books, or even solve puzzles in the newspapers.

If you can find time for your hobbies, try to make these a source of income. It won’t be easy, I know. It won’t even happen overnight, but, at least it will be a beginning–something for you to look forward to, something that will give you a sense of achievement!

If you can, try volunteering at an NGO, or a pet shelter, or your kids’ school. Not only will it keep you occupied, but also give you a sense of satisfaction that you used your time constructively. You will get an opportunity to meet new people. It could also open new doors for you!

it’s up to you how you infuse the action in your lives. It’s something you ought to do, so that years from now, when your children will grow and leave the nest, you won’t find yourself alone and miserable, wondering what to do with your time.

Think over it!

 

Love,

SHILPA…

Take some action....make things happen..

 

I am participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and my theme this year is, ‘SELF-CARE’.Β 

You will find all the posts here.Β 

22 thoughts on “I – Infuse your Life with action! #AtoZChallenge

  1. Lot of truth in those last lines too… in the end when the kids leave the nest, that sense of ‘what did I do with my life’ has hit so many parents hard. Need to make the life we lead memorable and worth it.

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  2. An empty mind is a devils workshop. Your post serves as a reminder to everyone about the need for staying active be it through work or hobby or creative activities. Indeed when we stay busy, we have less time to lead a sedentary life. Great post again.

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    1. Oh yes, Sonia! And, the devil sure knows how to ruin every ounce of peace we enjoy. All those negative thoughts and emotions, the wasting of precious time…all of it comes to an end when we feed our mind with something valuable and worthwhile.
      Thank you, Sonia!

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  3. Homemaker or otherwise, I feel dismayed when women don’t pursue any interests. Home and hearth are important but one has a life and identity of one’s own. What’s the point of going through life without pursuing or harnessing at least one passion. With me it’s the opposite case, I am pursuing way too many passions and finding time for each one is sometimes a struggle with work, home, pet and so on. But no complaints. I won’t have it any other way. πŸ™‚

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    1. Rachna, that’s spoken like a true motivator! True–if you don’t pursue a passion, how will you create an identity for yourself?
      And, as for your passions–the more the merrier for us all, Rachna. That much more the mind will be occupied. πŸ™‚

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  4. That is so true. We really need to find out who we are, minus the family and the responsibilities and chores. This is something that I have struggled with a lot, for so many years. And I’m really glad that I can write and blog.

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    1. Our family is our pillar of strength, no doubt. But, it’s not our identity! We need to create it for ourselves, isn’t it? I, too, am glad I can write and create artworks I love!

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  5. It is all up to us, to infuse the action! It breaks my heart to see non-ambitious people, especially women. I mean they can do so much with their lives and yet they just choose to exist!

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    1. How very true, Soumya! I wish I could shake them up and tell them to go, do something constructive with their time, instead of whiling it away in useless stuff–read, shopping, gossiping, TV-watching and cribbing about everything in general. 😦

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  6. It really is sad when people settle for less than they aspire for. It’s important to have life goals and pursue them and stay busy. It is important to be passionate about something and let it fill our lives with purpose. Love the post, Shilpa! Proud of you for returning to your talents!

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    1. It is definitely necessary having a goal in life. Looking after the family is not a goal, but gets considered as one and then when the family no longer depends on the woman of the house, it can get so depressing and frustrating.
      Thank you, Vidya! I am glad I did begin writing and drawing. πŸ™‚ Makes me feel alive!

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  7. There is more to life than work and responsibilities. Finding purpose makes us healthier and more fulfilled. I am all for following a passion, doing what we love, learning something new… but I see so many people around me wasting their time/lives…. sigh!

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    1. I know, Shilpa! That’s precisely why I wrote this post. The time that’s wasted is never going to return. And, then there won’t be any point in repenting about how life got wasted doing nothing!

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