Move at your own pace; life is not a sprint, it’s not even a marathon, it’s a long distance journey. On that journey, sometimes you will take side paths to explore. None of those paths are bad or wrong, regardless of what you might think. You will always ultimately reach your final destination, and along the way, each path of exploration teaches you more things you need to know.
Back to the beginning statement: there’s talk out there of having to do this to grow and do that expand - do,do,do. None of that leaves room for exploration, imagination, and simply being. Sometimes we’re made to feel ashamed if we haven’t fulfilled certain goals or done things in a timely manner. But whose definition of time is that? There are certain courses and books that will tell you that you have to do all the exercises in X amount of time, and if you don’t, you are meant to feel inadequate or shameful. But doesn’t that defeat the purpose?
There’s enough social shaming going on right now without you shaming yourself.
I spoke of this once before – the idea that you have to journal, meditate, work on yourself here, work on yourself there, fix this, heal that, more, more, more. That feeds your negative ego with the justification that you’re not enough. Yes, absolutely strive to be more, absolutely strive to be a best version of yourself, and make it doable. Pick one or two things that feed your soul and move forward with them first and foremost.
This does not give you a hall pass to slack or be lazy, sometimes it’s good to push yourself and go at a pace that’s faster than you would prefer. You can’t lie to yourself; if you know that the pace that is being set will push you out of your comfort zone, then accept that and rise to the challenge, even if you have to kick and scream at first. Other times recognize that someone else’s pace just doesn’t jive with your rhythm and only harms you, so find a way to do it that best serves you.
It’s your journey, no one else’s. As Marie Forleo says, “Progress, not perfection.”
Me, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!