What did you love to do as a child?
What were you naturally drawn to?
What were you good at?
What could you spend hours doing without getting bored, when left to your own devices?
What really brought you joy?
Was there any theme? Or particular way of doing things that may have been different to how other people did them? Did you combine anything?
It’s really great to think about this and to be reminded of what we loved before we started trying to fit in, or doing anything we thought we should. Before we or anybody else could really form an opinion about it.
It can give us great insights into the essence of who we are, underneath the layers of conditioning and our social selves.
It can also act as a great catalyst for revealing ideas around things we may want to pursue now, just for the fun of it.
It reminds us that we can play, and do things simply for the pleasure of being in the moment and doing them, as opposed to always having an outcome or end goal in mind.
This can do wonders for our spirits, and our state of mind, and it can help us tap into the natural confidence that we were all born with.
Every single one of us has different gifts and talents planted within us, as well as natural preferences and inclinations, which is amazing when you think about it.
So if there are things that you no longer do, or haven’t done in a while, consider making space to pursue them, in a way that appeals to you now, and see how you feel as a result.
It may just offer a new hobby, revive an old one, or even spark ideas around next steps in terms of work and career.
It can also help you connect to the deepest and wisest part of you, refreshing your spirit and bringing joy and lightness to the fore.
Where you are able to think more clearly, enjoy your life more, and spread the joy to those around you.