The past weeks have become more and more challenging. Highly inspired I started a new but big and time-consuming project (I am developing specific skincare products). Unfortunately, next to my job (which is also becoming more and more of a challenge), my therapy practice, duties everywhere, appointments, and the rare time that’s left to see my children, I try to squeeze this, too into the weekends and evenings. I have been feeling like a robot for weeks.
I am one of those who recognize and catch chances when they show up. I am not willing to change this. But sometimes it is so very difficult to follow your passion and still listen to the reason of your mind that says “don’t overwhelm yourself”! It is hard to put the things we love to do in second place because we have to put those in the first place which we need to make a living. Our determination and pride can become a dictator because we think we are weak or failing when we put our plans aside to be able to breathe and make sure we don’t run out of battery. Too often we are honest to ourselves when physical or mental problems show up.
Sometimes we have to step back and pause. Again, I encourage everybody to fulfill their visions and dreams. Don’t let them pass. But it is not worth it to risk your health. And when it is not an excuse then do yourself a favor and pause. It doesn’t mean you are weak. It doesn’t mean you failed. It doesn’t mean you mustn’t do it. It only means: wait, take care of yourself and don’t feel guilty to not obey your own pressure or the pressure of anyone else around you! There is a time for everything. Sometimes you progress faster in slowing down. Because when you overdo it and stress yourself out it only results in health problems. But by taking your time it may even be that solutions show up to which you might have not seen otherwise because you are so focused to schedule your days in order to squeeze everything in.
It is rather frustrating to put those things you love to do behind those you don’t like or even cannot stand to do. We should never give up on realizing our dreams. But at times, we may have to slow down for the sake of our health. It doesn’t matter when you achieve something and how you achieve it. It matters that you are feeling good while you are achieving it or it may not have the quality or effect you want to experience.
Don’t give up on your dreams but don’t hang yourself on them!
In Love and Light