Saturday, 14 October 2017

Am I trying to do too much or is this a necessary stretching season?

Am I trying to do too much or is this a necessary stretching season? I have questioned myself this week in the midst of feeling exhausted and discouraged. I am big on sticking to my best yes and making sure that I have margin in my life. I feel like I have failed in that goal this month though. Have I tried to do too much? On an exhausted morning, I came to the conclusion that I had. I was ready to give up writing for this series and maybe pull out of some other commitments too.

I tried to get motivated. I tried to reason with myself. I tried to justify my decision. Then I spent time resting. I spent time recharging my soul listening to Emily Freeman’s Quiet Collection. I used my favourite oils in my diffuser. I decided to try writing once again. I wasn’t sure about what I had written and prayed over every word that was pulled from my brain and heart.

I came to the conclusion that it had been my tiredness talking. I may have said yes to more than usual for this month. It is stretching me. It is testing my self care skills. And yet, it is good. I love using my words to encourage.

When you look at your life in this moment. Are you trying to do too much or do you need to let your capacity stretch?

Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: try. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called "For Your Encouragement." I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.

You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh such a tricky subject for me, who always seems to be accused of doing too much and is always tired! Best yes and margins - a great concept when considering what to take on and I guess the stretching comes when the best yes is bigger than the margin we think we have. So hard for this particular passionate crafter and people pleaser combo to assess what is a best yes though! Food for thought again - thanks Jo!