Yesterday, Step 1 was discussed in creating better Joy and Fulfillment in life. Teri did a great job explaining how to start with yourself first in observing how you react to things in order to see what intrigues you. Today, we're going to shift things a bit. Step 2: Observe Others
When you're listening to the people in your life, do you ever think "Wow, that sounds like fun!", or "I would love to do that!"? Make a mental list of the people in your life and think of their hobbies and interests to see if any of those could bring better joy or fulfillment to your life as well. At the same time, take a look around your own life as if you were an outsider. Look at your own home and workplace. Do you see any themes? Generally, the things we keep around us can give us clues to what we find important and dear to our hearts. You might be able to find better joy and fulfillment in these things as well. If someone who didn't know you very well were to walk into your house, what would they be able to say brings you joy just by walking around and observing what they see?
Is it becoming more clear? I hope so! If you're still struggling to discover more joy and fulfillment, don't worry! We have more ideas coming your way. Thank you for reading. Natalie will go over two more ideas on how to get better fulfillment later this week.
Written by: Tamara Wilhelm MA, LMHC
*Tamara enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, & couples counseling at Imagine Hope. We also specialize in family counseling, child & adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield & Fishers.