Life has proven intense of late with too many healthcare appointments, dreaded dental work, and double house maintenance and repairs. And that’s just part of the picture.
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I have a problem with pushing myself beyond my personal limits. As you can imagine, I’ve felt overwhelmed more than once in the last few weeks. Nevertheless, the age-old urge to keep going, no matter what, kept nudging me over my line.
Fortunately, before too long, a strong voice arose: “I cannot do this anymore.”
Chances are, I probably will and no doubt the re-balancing voice will revisit, stronger each time, to stop me once again. That’s often how change occurs – inching forward, inching back, leaping forward and repeat.
Whatever the process, I think it’s so important to be clear about our addictions, our impulses, and our edges. So I offer you this question for personal reflection today:
Are you driven to repeatedly engage in a behavior that’s not really good for your health or happiness? Is there a place in your life where you need to say, ‘I cannot do this anymore?’
September at Always Well Within
I felt so excited about the Mini-Mindfulness Challenge and still do. I thought I could easily add a second short post each week. But it may not be within my current capacity and given circumstances to write two posts every single week this month. And that’s just the truth.
So here’s the plan.
- The Mini-Mindfulness Challenge will go on every Wednesday through September 24th.
- My usual Sunday post will depend on whether I have the time, space, and energy to bring it together in a way that is worthy of your attention and doesn’t push me beyond my healthy limits.
The Challenge of Letting Go
I love writing for you so it’s not easy for me to let go. And isn’t this the challenge we often face: Holding on even when it detracts from our own health and happiness? I’m also a Virgo and slightly obsessed with regularity.
But I know I wouldn’t be walking my talk if I were to keep pushing incessantly. And, I’ve found, letting go of my personally created idea of “have to” usually eliminates half the stress.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be an article on the remaining Sundays in September. In fact, I have a special guest post coming up for you in a few weeks. But if I miss a Sunday or even more than one, you’ll know it’s because I’m listening to my body and taking good care of myself. I suspect that’s something you’ll want with all your heart!
If it resonates, please takes some time to reflect for yourself on the question I’ve posed. I would love to hear your thoughts on the challenge of letting go. Tell me what you think in the comments.
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