“Don’t Start Anything New”

Was my mother’s advice today on the phone, and, sometimes, I even listen to her….?
The previous day had been an unmitigated disaster (& I shan’t bore you with the details of a 5 year olds birthday!), and today was busy being one of those days when, depleted, everything I touched turned to shite ……
What I have become conscious of, in my 5th decade, is a habitual persistence that sometimes REALLY does not serve me.
When things are not working out, instead of taking a step back and doing something to replenish myself, before reassessing the situation, I do quite the opposite!
I push on forward, and push and push until my bruised forehead is right up against the rough wall of the project and I am this unable to see anything whatsoever!
Whilst my tenacity can be an asset and enables me to juggle the multiple roles and business ventures in my world, my stubbornness can verge on my favourite definition of insanity: “doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome…..” And it is exhausting!
So when everything I touch crumbles, I need to notice that. I need to quit banging my head against that rough brick wall, I need to take a step back and work out what will nourish me, what I need in order to move forward. Then I can re-enter The Zone where everything lines up and falls into place of its own accord.
What replenishes you? I’d love to know…….
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