This was me back in 2001.
In those days, I was treating patients from 7am to 9am, day in and day out. Most nights I was waking up with chest pains that radiated down my left arm.
This pain forced me off the rat-wheel. 1
Yep, it took quite a shake up for me to decide to do something and turn things around.
I reckon it’s worth re-evaluating where we’re at, at any given time, and being honest with ourselves on whether what we’re up to checks the boxes.
Work/serving can be meaningful, as it was for me, yet still lack something we need. Personally I needed more freedom.
We can generate income and assets – although we can never buy back our biggest asset which is our time. Freedom is just too high on my priorities list to not experience it.
If what you’re up to currently isn’t ticking your boxes, what would it take to do so? Sometimes it’s simply a wee change that can start the process.
In the meantime, keep sharing your sunshine ?
1 It can feel like we’re without choices until we take the first step: “Once you escape the rat race, you’ll be able to move freely and appreciate the world around you without getting dizzy. Remember: Life is a journey, not the destination, and you don’t want to spend that journey on a treadmill going nowhere.” “Escape the Rat Race: How to Stop Running and Start Living” A. Savage (n.d.)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.