It was my birthday on Thursday and Nicolas told me that we were going away to the beach for the weekend.
First: how sweet, what fun PLUS we can take Lucky Pup.
Two seconds later followed by ‘Oh no, if we leave tomorrow that was when I was going to write my blog and send it to Amanda. She’s counting on me. I’ve committed to it. Someone else is counting on me. I cannot let them down. I cannot let myself down. Blablablablablabla…’
My parents have been here visiting us for a month, and now I thought I was going to be able to have the mental space to dive back into my work routine.
Yes, all these unhelpful thoughts rushed through my mind in 10 nano seconds. And more than that, they actually popped out of my mouth for Nicolas to hear. And I saw his face. And it made me feel even worse.
SO, I GOT A GRIP and pulled myself together.
It’s my business.
I can run it however I want. This is one day that I won’t be doing what I had planned. No guilt needed.
So I sat down and just wrote this.
And that’s it.
Easy peasy. Straight from the heart.
To show you that, just like you, I also have this unhelpful mind chatter, which really just makes me feel bad.
And we have a choice: listen to it, feel bad and ruin our day, or twist it around and take control.
Which is what I did. I am allowing myself to go and have a fun weekend with Nicolas and Lucky Pup.
And I still managed to write my blog. It was just about a different topic. And that’s just fine.
You see, we put unnecessary pressure on ourselves. Who really cares if I write about something different? Who really cares if this gets sent out on a specific day? Why complicate things?
Keep things simple!
When you notice these unhelpful and hurtful thoughts polluting your mind, just take a deep breath and see how real they are. They probably aren’t, so just LET THEM GO!