So often we judge ourselves because we think we should be constantly achieving a goal. “Doing” all the time. We expect so much of ourselves, damning ourselves if we don’t check off all the things on our daily “to do” list. Trying to prove our worth to ourselves and others by constant striving to meet all the expectations we’ve set.
In the past I felt that I was procrastinating when I actually really did need rest. So now I’m learning to choose the most important things I really need to focus on for the day and do the best I can with the other things on my list. I feel a sense of relief just writing that!
Let’s remind ourselves, often, of what we have already accomplished. Remembering that being “enough’ isn’t ever tied to how much we accomplish. Let’s savor the slowness instead of reveling in the rushing.
A gentle life journey is one we don’t want to rush through. When we’re in the midst of a whirlwind, we can’t feel the soft gentle breeze that softens the hard places.