Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Slow down and listen
I have historically found it challenging making decisions and trusting what is the right thing for me. It was far easier to let whomever I was with decide what we should do today. I think I know what I want but then I doubt myself. I over-think and over-analyze, in an attempt to make the best decision. I have always lived a bit more in my head than I would like. But in recent months I have been lucky enough (like how my perspective has changed from THIS) to be forced to slow down and listen to what I need, and then trust that voice. Instead of thinking I am being a wuss, I now listen when my body tells me to rest. When I am pretty sure that a guy isn't right for me, I move on and don't spend time with him just because he seems nice. When I feel torn about doing a particular activity, I am getting better at pausing (THE PAUSE!) to figure out why it doesn't feel right, and then adjusting my plan or actions accordingly.
When I take the time to get out of my head and out of my heart and listen to that little voice, I realize just how wise it is. It serves me well when I am not afraid to stop and listen.
And thank you to Elephant Literary Journal for the eloquent words above.