Ever find yourself “out of sorts”, “off”, perhaps angry for no apparent reason? Perhaps there are times, also, when life is spinning at 100 mph yet you are happy, engaged, and “ready for more”. What is going on?
One possibility is this: Each of us have certain basic needs which, when met, keep us grounded, healthy, and “in our life”. For me, these “non-negotiables” are adequate sleep, healthy food, alone time, and exercise. When our non-negotiables are unmet for too long, we head down the road toward “out of sorts”, unhappy, or “flying off the handle”.
What are your non-negotiables?
What happens when they go unmet?
What is it worth – to you – to tend to yours today?