Imagine that you have been given the opportunity to be the star of your own television show. Is it a comedy, mystery, drama? Is your show something other people would watch?
It is so easy to get in a rut. We do the same things out of habit instead of doing them because they add value to our lives. An example of this for me would be on HGTV on Tuesday afternoons is a Fixer Upper marathon. If I am at home I turn it on and see what Chip and Joanna are up to. Guess what? They are up to the same thing they were up to the last 10 times I saw these same episodes. I love their style. I love the part of the show where she styles the house to get it ready for the big reveal. I always think, oooh! I loooove that! I could do that! The episode ends with a happy, happy family. Then I begin watching the next episode with maybe a bathroom or snack break in between. Well guess what? I am watching Joanna be the star of her show instead of getting up and actually being inspired by her to do something creative or productive in my home.
On Monday nights, there is usually Dancing with the Stars. Ohhhh! She’s lovely. Her dress is lovely. The waltz is lovely. The cha cha looks like so much fun. I should be inspired by this show and take dance lessons and then I can be the star of my own show.
The Bachelorette looks like she is having so much fun on her date. She is trying to find someone to love and have a relationship with. I watch her while my own husband is in the other room watching Tuna Wars. Maybe I could be the star of my very own show with the real, live breathing man in the other room.
We all need a break from reality and just veg out in front of the TV. In fact I am watching a Netflix show while I am typing this. But do we trade our very own life to WATCH the lives of strangers.
I challenge you and myself to at least one day this week jump up and be the star of your own show. Have a gardening show, bird watching show, or a cooking show. Go shopping and have a What Not to Wear Show where you buy something that makes your heart sing and throw out something tired in your wardrobe.
We only get a chance to have one show in our lives. Make it something that you would want to watch. We all have the boring, challenging, depressing, heartbreaking hours in our week. Do something for yourself for at least 30 minutes this week that engages you and makes you feel like your authentic self. If you can do this maybe you can inspire yourself to create a daily show.
TaTa. Kiss Kiss
She writes about life, death, grief, and recovery.