Sometimes…we just need to change the routine, do a different route to work, have a different tea in the morning, change the washing powder, not do our exercises, have a slice of cake instead of an apple…whatever it is, we need a break some days.
Habits and discipline are all well and good, but we can become stale and lacking in new things. It is often the small things that matter much more than the so-called ‘bigger’ things. That’s why a couple of small changes regularly here and there can help us to keep our momentum on life going without the need to come to a crashing halt because we have burnt out. Small steps taken often add up to the bigger thing, but not always on the same path and not without a break.
Some days it’s also good just to say ‘fuck it’ and get back in bed. The mind says ‘that’s terrible, you must get up, there are things to do’ and then we feel guilty about being in bed and don’t get the benefit of switching off. Don’t feel guilt, some days it’s good to do nothing and not even think about it.
OK, back to bed.
When something becomes an effort and there is no joy, when we deep down know that something isn’t what we want, then it is time to let go and move on from that thing or person or whatever situation.
Of course, our mind will get us to believe that it is us or we have done something wrong, or we must try harder and so on. We cling on to a job, or friendship or anything, hoping to ‘fix’ it or to keep it as it was. But all things are temporary.
Things or people are meant to be or not. They can come and go from our lives or be there forever. A thing or a person may serve a purpose for a period, sometimes for a very short time and sometimes for much longer and then we have grown or evolved, or they have, and it is time to let go and move on. There is no reason for it, it just is and if we accept it, then we let go of pain and suffering within. We no longer blame ourselves.
We do not need to make an evaluation of the thing or the person, no need to search for a reason, there is no need for judgement, it is just a feeling from within that tells us that it is no longer suiting our journey and it is time to just move on and let go. However, the mind and its ego look to hold on or to convince or to make us do more or there is guilt.
Just be at peace with all that is, just accept that it is no longer for us and choose a new direction, a new start and always focus on our inner wisdom and intuition…trust it and just be.