Sometimes, you just have to let it go.
The guilt, the shoulds, the expectations, the have-tos.
When things are too hectic, too pressured, too tense and you’ve stopped enjoying your days, then it’s time to let something go. It’s time to tilt. Work out where the heaviness is. Assess what part of your world can carry on without you for a little while. Go find your enjoyment again.
Recently I’ve allowed myself to tilt towards:
- sleeping more and writing less
- exercising more and chastising myself less
- reading more and watching less TV
- talking to Ben more and opening the iPad less
But it’s an ever-changing, fluid way of living. Ironically, to simplify my days often proves quite complex.
Here at home, we’ve all been sick over the past three weeks, so resting and sleeping more is important. I’m tilting towards recovering and helping the kids. But giving myself that extra time to sleep and care means I am writing less. And writing less makes me edgy. So today I’m tilting away from housework and towards writing.
The key is that I no longer think I can do it all.
In fact, I know I can’t. And I know you can’t. And I’m sorry if that pisses you off like it used to piss me off. But accepting it is a good move.
Instead of looking at it as a limitation on yourself, make it a freedom. You become barrierless once you realise that it’s your choices that define your actions, and your actions that define you.
How could you benefit from tilting right now?
PS. The March 2013 in 2013 post will be up during the week. I may be tilting, but I haven’t forgotten. x