“You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you.” By www.awakening-intuition.com
I was going to joke that I’m sure about this one, because today I worked m myself hard with my landscaping and was physically too tired to do more, even though I wanted too. I was going to joke about it, until I realized I didn’t stop because I was tired; I stopped for lunch with my wife and because I slightly hurt my leg. Once I stopped, the aches moved in, but before that, I was ready and willing to continue. I love gardening, digging and planting, moving stones around and doing heavy work. I feel so accomplished. I feel proud, capable, happy, and it feeds my self-esteem. In retrospect, I realize it is usually my wife or daughter who stop me when I’m in it. Today I felt I had barely worked an hour when it was closer to four hours.
Gardening isn’t the only activity where I loose complete tract of time. I loose it when making art, repurposing furniture, doing renovations around the house, and often while writing. All these thinks spark my internal combustion engine of happiness. Conversely, I drag my feet as if sunken the Titanic were changed to them, when I have to do stuff I don’t like. Dramatic imagery aside, I have learned to find pleasurable aspects in boring tasks, so I can get them done. Often it is the satisfaction of doing it for someone I care for that motivates me. So, the point is that I find this quote absolutely true. Only doing happy things brings on more happiness energy. I only get really tired when I don’t like it.