Not that long ago, I believed that I wasn’t worthy of investing into. I didn’t consciously think that but my behaviour and choices reflected this belief. It was a real oxymoron paradigm for me. On one hand, I rarely chose to invest into myself but on the other hand I must have believed that I was so unique and capable that I didn’t need to. I must have believed that I could grow and function, love and give without ever refilling my own tank – which I can’t. This led to me being disappointed with the state of my relationships and not achieving the results in life that I wanted.
No one wants to be described as a quitter, myself included. However, there are some times in life when quitting one thing and changing directions is exactly what you should be doing. If continuing what you are doing is causing you or someone else harm and can be avoided, QUIT!!!
Recently, I participated in a 30km Coastal Trek. I knew that some of it would be on the sand which could cause problems for my chronic illness. I did it anyway with some strategies in place to overcome these challenges. However, I was not prepared for the first 4 hours of the walk to be on soft, shifting sand. It destroyed me. I had never walked this long on the sand before and was unprepared for how my body coped. It didn’t cope well. Continue reading “Is quitting so bad…??”
Respite is one of ‘those’ words. A healthy and necessary concept but not necessarily easy to achieve. It is imperative to be able to have a break from something that is challenging, difficult, frustrating or ongoing. It is good on so many levels. For the soul, the mind, the energy levels, the body and those you mix with. Knowing you have a break or a rest coming up motivates you to hang in there and keep going. It helps with planning, prioritising and setting goals. Continue reading “The Quest for Respite”