you ever have one of those days where you feel you're just not good
enough? Do you ever feel sad for no reason at all? I believe that
the reason it's easy to go to these feelings is because you're lost
in the need for more....more things, more money, more friends, more
time, more of more. Stepping into Hippiedom, you can let go of
“more” and take time to enjoy the simple things. Think about
what's important to you.....God, Earth, Nature, Health, Family,
Friends, Education, Travel, My Work?
It's interesting, as I've explored my
inner battle with embracing hippieness, I find it comes down to five
main points. First, I'm concerned about what other people will think
of me. It's a fear of being judged, laughed at, and condemned as not
professional and outside of the norm. And then to make it worse, I
have guilt around feeling this. Second, I'm having a hard time
giving up my normal routine of morning planning and then working
until it's complete. Third, I have to say I love the comforts of my
Do you feel like you never have enough
time? Always running, trying to catch up on something? Ok now, we
have to stop this. Really it's not great for your health, your
family and usually when you're running around and feeling like you
don't have time for everything you're stressed, overwhelmed and not
very happy. And, you don't really want to pass this addiction onto
your family, do you?
- Create a list of the top
priorities in your life and keep these in mind when you complete
My Mom died a few
years ago, and I must say I still miss her. The lessons my Mom
taught me about being a good Mom still ring true today. My Mom
wasn't perfect, but she got a lot of stuff right, and here it is:
- Make your
kids a priority
- Don't be
afraid to have your kid sit on your lap even when they're 15.
Sometimes all they need is a good cry and a good hug.
- Attend your
child's events even if you have no idea what's happening, you don't
want to go and you have no clue if they are doing a good job.
So, I'm trying to figure out what kind
of a hippie I am. Of course, I had no choice but to google it. It's
official, after all I googled it, I'm 88% One Intellectual
Individual, 75% Earth Child, 50% Not a Hippie, 50% New Age Hippie, 0%
Pot Head. Really, I'm 50% not a hippie? I'm disappointed to say the
least. Oh wait, I'm 50% a new age hippie and 75% earth child (Is
being an earth child a hippie?) My math isn't great, but I'm
thinking they're not going after being a 100% human being hippie.