Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stop pushing yourself

  • How frequently do you push yourself to do something when part of you really doesn't want to do it?
  • How often to you push yourself to finish something when your body is telling you that you should stop now, even though you're not done?
  • How much do you rush through an activity just to get it done and out of the way, so that you can go on to do the next thing?
  • How often does something inside of you tell you to do something or not do something, but you ignore that feeling and keep doing or not doing it anyway?

What would happen if, in each of those cases, you were to simply stop everything just for a few seconds and let yourself have a moment of peace within yourself, during which you could consider that you actually have a choice about what to do next?  Might there be a better option available that is different from your habitual response?

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