Hey there, Ms. Goaly-pants. Ease up.
If January (and all its goal-setting hoohaw) is sitting hard on your heart, then here is a reframe.
Most of us tend to overcomplicate everything because we’re driven by lack-thinking. And so we spend our days trying to be super on top of everything so nothing bad will happen. It’s frickin’ exhausting.
Now add those new January goals to the list. Arggh! Do you see why you don’t keep them?
The idea of living in a state of ease has become an ideal for most of us. Instead, it’s all: Goals! Work! Goals! Work!
Letting go and trusting Flow is apparently only what you get to do when you retire. (As in: hard work, frustration, and sacrifice now . . . ease later.)
Overcommitted exhaustion and continuously feeling behind or “not as good as”become the default energies that show up in every area of our life. And, instead of ending up successful, we end up burned out, cranky, unhealthy, and often with lower self-esteem than when we started.
Here’s the email that provoked this thought in me: