First, stop saying “I have to.” Do you find yourself thinking or saying “I have to” followed by a list of things you have decided you must do before you will finally have some time to do what you “want to do”? As long as you keep putting things between you and your joy everything will feel like work. Stop and ask yourself “Do I have to do this or am I choosing to do this?” If you can’t change a “Have to” to a “Want to” at the very least, choose to walk away from it for now. Maybe it will magically take care of itself or if you revisit it later after taking some time to nurture you and it will feel far less burdensome and much more of a privilege to do those tedious tasks necessary to sustain your desired lifestyle.
Second thing necessary to live a life without ever working is to remember that you only have a short time in this body, with this family and these friends, so why not make the most of it. Stop deciding “You will be happy when…” and putting your happiness somewhere in the future and instead start choosing happiness now! Look for the joy in “what is” instead of wishing this moment was somehow different. Remember that life is good and it isn’t the circumstances but instead your perception of the circumstances that creates your experience!
Third thing you should do is read this Note to yourself every day when you wake up…
Be my best friend. Don’t be a grown up. Play with me. Let’s have an adventure, see the world with wonder, marvel at the beauty that is everywhere and search for answers to all of the world’s secrets. Let’s be best friends like the time when best friends meant something. You can tell me anything and I will only see you as perfect, never judging you or betraying your trust. Let’s live in the land of make believe where possibilities were limitless and joy abound. Dance with me in the rain, splash in the puddles, roll in the mud, get dirty and forget to care. Be daring with a little spunk, fearless, with a touch of loud. Live as if you only have today and stop putting things off till later. Every passing second is an opportunity to choose. Stop choosing “Have to’s” and start choosing “Want to’s.” Remember that we are Human Beings not Human Doings, then take my hand and walk the path from the land of, just getting by, to the land of happiness, freedom and ease.