"You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are." - Amy Poehler
Your combination of life-giving rhythms is yours alone. It is unique to you.
I know, I know. Last week I said to copy others. Here's the thing...when you really don't know what to do or where to start, imitation is a good way to get moving. But you can't live there.
When you know yourself, you know what you need to thrive.
You also know "what is okay, and what is not okay," which is Brené Brown's basic definition of boundaries. Boundaries are beautiful!
These are my favorite ways to know yourself, so you can get to know which rhythms are yours to keep, and which are for someone else.
- Pay attention to energy. Tried that yoga class and felt more drained than empowered? Maybe yoga is yours. Go with your buddy every once in awhile, but don't make it part of your rhythms. When you started baking, however, your inner chef came out and you had energy within to make homemade bread for your whole apartment building? Try incorporating baking into your weekly rhythms, as it obviously gives you life!
- Take the StrengthsFinder. This measures your talents, which can be developed into strengths. When you're working in your strengths, you will feel like you can do that thing forever, you will shine, and you will be energized even past that activity. Then, if you want to talk how to apply this to life-giving rhythms, contact me. I happen to LOVE coaching people in their strengths.
- Take MBTI - you tell the assessment about your preferences, and it helps you understand your personality. Pay specific attention to the Extravert/Introvert scale. This will give you loads of info about how you are energized or drained.
- Ask around. Your friends and family, maybe even the coworkers you are on a team with, will be able to tell you easily where you glow and where you fall flat. They see you when you're thriving and when you're just surviving. Take this information and test it for yourself.
Know yourself and know your rhythms.