Life is all about balance
Put too much pressure on ourselves and we tip over.
Keep ourselves locked away because of fear, and you’ll never experience the magic, wonder and freedom the unknown can bring.
My health and mental wellbeing are always the first to go when I push myself too far. I’m getting better at reading the signs, and I’m now quicker at putting on the breaks. .
I used to just push myself to the brink of exhaustion, and in the past have made myself so ill, because of nothing less that ignorance and stubbornness.
It has taken me years to realise and understand that taking a step back, having a rest, doesn’t make me lazy or mean that I’m failing. It simply means that I need to balance myself out again. I’ve tipped to far in one direction.
And whereas before I’d become so ill from stress and pushing myself, I know realise the importance of balance. The importance of time out, that feeling pressure doesn’t have to be stressful. A little bit of pressure pushes us to succeed, it can be exhilarating, but this needs to be balanced out with reflection, time out, and space to one’s self, away from what ever it is that has tipped us to far in one direction!
I still get it wrong and will continue to do so from time to time as life is never the same from day to day, and what might be my lesson today, will be different tomorrow. But it’s about moving forward with versatility, an open mind and listening to my body! It knows what it wants and needs, and when when we ignore these signs we put ourselves at risk of becoming unbalanced and unwell. .
If you’re feeling overwhelmed I urge you to put your breaks on too! Even if it’s just for 30 minutes to enjoy a peaceful cup of tea ☕️ Lock yourself away from the world, close that door and go and enjoy that time out! You deserve just as much as I do🙏🏻✌🏻
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