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Things To Think About, Monday, April 1st, 2019

Vacation Redux

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Happy Monday, or whatever Monday you choose.

I kept my word and stayed off work email last week. Unplugging was not very easy as a recovering workaholic. The result was a renewed mind. Allowing other people to help me and cover for me was also an invaluable lesson in trust. I did not waste valuable energy wondering what was happening and was able to pursue my interests and reconnect with people who are important to me. Our thoughts determine our reality. When is the last time you set your own agenda? This week I pursued my own interests and was able to cut the cord from limiting thoughts. It was nice to spend time with my family, and my friends, but it was restorative to spend time with myself. When is the last time you did something for you without feeling guilty about it? What mental construct are you trying to fulfill?

But, and there is always a but – the judgment sets in. We have many voices in our head that were not our original thoughts. How many times have we stopped ourselves from doing something because other people may think we are weird? How many things do we do to get along when we do not enjoy it? We hit the brakes on our growth because uncertainty is uncomfortable. I am not feeling the blog this week. Every word is a fight, and I am second guessing myself.

I am going to take my own advice about owning my agency and not being a victim. What will people think? “She didn’t post this week.” “What kind of rinky-dink blog is this?” Simple. I don’t want to do this, and my message needs to be authentic.

What’s next? See you all next week.