January 8, 2020
Is goal setting leaving you uninspired? Letting yourself off the hook!
As my first podcast for 2020, I was going to talk about goals - after all, it's a new year and that's what we do right, set goals?
However as amazing as goals are when you are aligned and inspired, you also may have times when you feel uninspired and overwhelmed.
And when times like this happen, the resistance in us can make us feel an even bigger push to do something about it.
It can create a force inside ourselves to MAKE those goals and do what we are SUPPOSED to do because it's the start of the year.
But what does this do? It creates more of that feeling uninspired. Because when we are feeling uninspired that's when resistance kicks in!
And I have been feeling this way the past couple of weeks. Yes we had a lovely Christmas but I have felt worn out.
I started thinking about what I wanted to do with my podcast, blog, coaching, my direction.... but not in a way that felt good. It just felt like I was forcing goals for the sake of it - because that is what I OUGHT to do.
So I stopped. I let myself off the hook. I let it be ok that my first podcast for 2020 is later that it was planned for.
I let it be ok that I sat around with the kids watching mindless buy entertaining TV...
I let it be ok that I didn't plan too much...
I let it be ok that I relaxed for a while...
Because it is ok to do that sometimes. Just let ourselves off the hook!
And you know what happened? I started to feel good again.
I started to feel like it is ok to be different.
It's ok to not set goals in the traditional way just because it's a new year.
Life is good. I am good. You are good...
And that is what matters!
And you know what? I have had more inspiration in the past few days than I have had in the past few weeks. Because it's ok to do things my way and not the way everyone else expects me to.
Or should that be 'what I believe is expected of me'....
So do what feels good to you. If setting goals and New Year resolutions is your thing, go for it.
If the very thought of doing it makes you want to run for the hills, then just let it go for now.
And let yourself off the hook.
You might be surprised how relaxation can clear a foggy head and make way for the inspiration to come when you least expect it.
So until next time - let it all go if that feels better.