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The Highs and Lows About Living Intentionally

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Does anyone else here struggle to commit to their goals, or intentional ways of being? I’ve hit a wall over the past couple weeks. I was on a roll. Then I crashed. That’s me, like the waves of the ocean, I swell and I’m intense, and hardcore in my commitments, I’m doing well, and then I burn myself out and crash onto the sea, in pain, and exhaustion, nearly drowning, only to begin the process all over again.

I disappoint myself. But maybe I try to do too much at once? Or maybe I need to focus on one day at a time. I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) so ‘doing’ things physically on a regular basis exhausts and burns me out. I’m more in my head. I enjoy things that are intellectual. Maybe I’m just making excuses. I need to work on my ‘grit’.

So I’ve crashed for the past two weeks, but I am back riding on the ocean wave. I am beginning to recognize my patterns. I’m practicing being comfortable with discomfort. I just need to not overthink everything and just do them and let the compound effect do its thing.

Break Down your Goals into Small Chunks

I’m going to break down my goals into smaller achievable chunks and not get weighed down by the big end goal. I won’t get anywhere, I will burn myself out. Perfection doesn’t get you anywhere. So my next step this glorious rainy Saturday is to chart my goals in baby steps, and start making stuff happen.

“The days are long but the years are short.”

A thought provoking quote. You gotta make shit happen!! Or before you know it, you’ll be at the end of your life having nothing to show for it.

Anyone else relate?

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One Comment

  1. Karen A

    This is a really succinct post. If I can add my thoughts, the truth is everyone else gets overwhelmed and tired too…some people are just better at hiding it. I can relate so much to the way you feel sometimes…all in your head, intellectual and all. Not sure what HSP is but I probably am one. On MBTI, I am INTJ. So, what do I do to get out of my own head? well, that’s a whole post on its own but it varies with how i’m feeling and the context. Sometimes, you really need to cry it off…take that hour or day, if you need to and let the feelings out. Other times, I leave what i’m doing and go do something else. And lastly, you made this point…split that big goal into tiny chunks and do them. it might feel like you’re not making any progress with all the work you do, but you just have to push through that feeling and keep doing those small chunks. Eventually, it all comes together and you’ll be surprised at what you achieved. Oops, this comment went on for a while…but I loved the post, keep it up.

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