Some days she wades right in,
The cold water tightening
Around her throat,
Testing her resolve,
Other days she dips in just a toe
And feeling the chill,
Saving her strength for another day,
Another way of reminding herself
That her strength is not found
©Ashley Castle Barnes
Early this month, a wise coach helped me remember why I don’t plan much for December besides focusing on the holiday gifts and gatherings.
In doing so, I avoided the overwhelm I was headed toward.
And as importantly, taking a much-needed break led to the awareness that some of the projects I had planned to work on I didn’t want to do anyway.
Not now or in the future!
Even after all this time, I still get caught up in the productivity lie.
That if I’m constantly getting things done, my business will flourish, I’ll have abundance, and success will be mine.
But it is a lie.
We need rest. We need to step back. We need to give ourselves space to integrate. To do nothing, if that calls to us.
We don’t have to drown ourselves to get ahead.
Of course, what drowns one person will keep another afloat.
As unique people, we all have individual limits. And they may change throughout the seasons, cycles, and trials of our lives.
And it’s all right.
It’s alright to find strength in stepping back instead of seeing how much we can toleratef before we fall.
How are you finding strength today?