Stop Putting So Much D@mn Pressure on Yourself!
That’s what I’ve been saying to myself over and over again this week. Is it working? Kind of 😊
Here’s the problem; maybe you can relate. My mind has a love/hate relationship with itself.
What the heck does that mean? It basically means that my brain is programmed to constantly search for ways to improve. Everything! And this is an amazing quality that I love about myself and am grateful for. After all, I believe the whole point of life is to learn, grow, and realize your full potential.
However, the hate part is twofold. (1) I have way more “brilliant” ideas than I will ever have the time to bring to fruition. (2) This creates a lot of self-inflicted pressure to get things done.
Inevitably, I always seem to end up burned out while the joy of the journey passes me by. So, today, I will be leaning on 3 thoughts to keep myself on track.
Keep scrolling to see what they are.
Here are the 3 things I will be repeating to myself today:
- Life is a dance. This thought is inspired by something Alan Watts said. I’ve heard it several times and was reminded of it again this morning. In life, we focus too much on the destination, the end, rather than the journey. But, the journey is the point. Just as in dance or music, the dance or the music is the point. The point is not to get to the end of the song or the end of the dance. It is to appreciate the dance/music while it is happening.
- We’ll get there when we get there. I can be a bit of a stickler when it comes to punctuality, and, when I was a kid, I could get pretty anxious if I thought we were going to be late for something. What would my mom say? “We’ll get there when we get there.” In other words, we’re doing the best that we can, and everything will work itself out.
- The best things in life are not planned. Two things that pop into my head immediately are meeting my husband and being hired into the last CPA firm I was with. Both of these opportunities were completely spontaneous and just fell into my lap. I wasn’t trying to find either one. And they both improved my life and helped shape it into what it is today.
If you’re putting too much pressure on yourself, maybe it’s time to define your why:
If you’re putting career pressure on yourself, this post may be helpful:
If you’re putting financial pressure on yourself, this post may be helpful:
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How to Overcome Depression, featuring Alan Watts, posted on YouTube by The Outcome on 8.04.19
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