I've been pondering this question of how you know when you are quitting (when you likely shouldn't) vs stopping something because you've over committed and want to take care of yourself. So here I go, diving into the vulnerability pool again! (my apologies for how long this turned out, hope you will hang in there).
You see, a few days ago I put out an email announcing the start of a new Monday webinar series tomorrow. And today I'm sending out this email to say that I'm going to postpone that. And oh man, the thoughts and judgments that come up for me around that! "Quitter, lazy, failure, disappointment". Yikes.
So in yoga class this morning (where I do my best processing!) I let the question just roll around in my mind, trying not to be to attached to it. And what I started thinking about was how I am more worried about what other people will think, than what my intuition was telling me. Over the years I have learned things don't go well when I ignore my intuition. When I push through because I "should" that usually that leads to getting sick, overwhelmed, or resentful! Yuck, yuck and yuck! How often does this happen for you?
So I'm not quitting. AND I've decided that starting the webinars tomorrow is not the right time. Thinking about doing the webinars is something that makes me super excited and sounds fun, which is why I know postponing them just for a little bit is the right thing for me. If I started them tomorrow it would be because I was worried about what people think and that would just lead to lots of yuck, yuck and yuck.
I can't wait to get the series up and running for you! And for me. My gut tells me this is going to be a cool project! For today though, I'm going to take care of another project and then take care of me. Rest, visit friends, and hopefully a jacuzzi soak.
I would love to talk with you about this question! How often do you keep going just because you are afraid of what people will think? How often are you putting your own needs way down at the bottom of the "to-do" list? Would you be willing to let me interview you? No strings attached. No sales. Promise.
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