Thursday, October 7, 2010

Give yourself a break!

Riding off my high from the half-marathon I have gifted myself with a laid-back week.  I am feeling tired and lacking motivation so I’m allowing myself to just be. This is a battle to embrace, but if a friend needed a break, I would tell her, “Why don’t you slow down and recover from your big weekend and take a break? Relax. Be good to yourself”
On the other hand ... Do you ever hear that critical inner voice (also known as The Accuser) saying that you’re not good enough, productive enough, rich enough, smart enough, resilient enough, or (fill in the blank)?

Tell her to shut up.
Ignore her.

Sometimes I step out of my body and imagine me as a dear friend instead of a taskmaster who is filled with a bad case of The Shoulds. When I imagine me as my own pal, I start to treat myself nicer while new perspective and grace rains down on me. Alas, I can be a sloth, soak up where God has placed me and appreciate that solemn place; the present.

Do you treat and talk to yourself like your most precious, valued, wonderful friend? Try it, then listen as  grace and kindness flows … AKA: Give yourself a break!
Am I cuckoo? Maybe ... but it's s one of my tools for keeping The Balance in life.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Hey there,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have sat down probably 4 times to reply to you, and have gotten distracted every time...imagine that! haha

You have a very interesting passion to say the least!! Wow, I can honestly say I've never met anyone who unicycled! What a great word picture for life!

Looking forward to getting to know you better through the blog world!