Inspired by contentment

I was on a webinar a few weeks ago and a participant volunteered to be coached. He was bored and unhappy in his work but not wanting to leave it. The facilitator, who's really good at getting people to dive deep, asked him what he really wanted from work. And after a few other descriptors, he settled on "contented." He wanted to be contented when he left work at the end of the day.

That word seems old-fashioned now. We don't use it much anymore. But it really resonated with me when he said it. That's what I want in my life now. I wanted to be contented by the work I do, the painting and writing I create, the time I spend with friends and family. I see contented as a great way to describe time well spent.

What makes you contented these days?


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