Anyone else feeling a little off-balance? Overwhelmed? Paralyzed? From some of the blog posts I've seen this week, I don't think I'm alone in this feeling.
The start of the new year brings a lot of expectations. And to be honest, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I'm a perfectionist. If I can't do something perfectly or completely, I find myself avoiding it and putting it off. Yet, it's still on my mind.
I want to be kind to myself, but sometimes I feel like that just allows me to slip into this paralyzed state of inaction, which then becomes something that looks like... laziness.
I want to listen to my heart and head and body, but sometimes I'm not sure what they are saying. And sometimes they seem to contradict one another.
This uncertainty affects my business, my body, my home life. How do I figure out when it's okay to sit back and give myself time and space? How do I know when I should push myself outside my comfort zone?
This balance between pulling back and pushing forward is something only I can determine—with time and patience. I think I struggle with it now more than ever because I'm working for myself and in charge of more aspects of my life (which is quite different than being in control!).
But I'm working on it. I'm learning. I'm listening closely and being kind to myself and pushing myself to do things even if I don't feel ready or comfortable. I'm figuring this out as I go...
How do you balance the pull and push of life? How do you know when to take a time-out and when to push yourself harder?