|Credit: Black Apple via Design is Mine|
I’ve always had a problem with managing my expectations & learning to listen to what my heart tells me. I have many intentions & desires but none that have made me feel truly passionate or as if there was no doubt in my mind that this is what I’m “supposed” to be doing. I love making handmade “stationary” but I should have listened to that tiny but persistent voice of doubt (and I’m not describing fear of failure or procrastination) that was there all along. Because then I wouldn’t have made myself almost miserable with trying to achieve something I didn’t even want in the first place. Once I declared that I wanted to make it a business, I stopped enjoying it & that’s a BAD sign. Now, I’ve given myself permission to just let that be a hobby & it feels right.
What I’m saying is that instead of feeling guilty or ashamed or mad even, I’m just going to release all of those tired, old goals that I think I should want & think I should do. I’m going to turn inward & listen to what my heart says, how my body responds & reacts to things. I’m ready for change & I know its coming, but I’m not forcing it. I'm just accepting that this is exactly where I'm supposed to be right now.
Tell me dear friends, how do you deal with ruts, stagnation & feeling lost? Your tips would be greatly appreciated & are much needed.