Resistance and How to Deal

Are you guys still there? I know I’ve been on a bit of a break, which I will elaborate on later this week. But I wanted to talk to you guys about resistance.┬áLately, I’ve felt a lot of resistance when it comes to going to events or just getting things done in general. Let me give you guys an example.

Yesterday, I felt resistance in my body. I felt like I was going to get sick and we all know the feeling. Body aches, being warm and feeling like your exhausted after the simplest task. But I had so much to do; I had even decided to work out and get things done in the afternoon after work. But by the time I was off of work, I was ready to abandon all hope of doing anything.

And I put a ton of pressure on myself on my drive home. I thought to myself, “Well you already decided you were going to do it. So you might as well.” But when I got home, I stopped listening to myself and let myself sprawl on my bed for an hour and a half. I didn’t do anything but watch Youtube videos (personally I love iiSuperwomanii/ Lilly Singh’s vlogs). Turns out that was exactly what I needed. After that small break I was able to get most of my work done because if I’m being honest, I didn’t workout.

All this resistance should not be ignored. I’ve learned when I can use through and when I can’t. But being okay with giving myself the space to recuperate is a whole other battle. Which most of is mental.

Balance is an important part of anyone’s life and it requires a lot of awareness. Next time you find yourself struggling with letting yourself rest, repeat some affirmations. Or look at self care quotes. My personal favorite is “Make sure your own oxygen mask is secure before assisting others.” I know it’s what you hear when you fly but it is so true in life. You can’t get things done successfully, productively, or wisely if you don’t take care of yourself first.

Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember that there are many forms of self care for what ever need needs to be met. Hopefully I remember that the next time I feel some resistance.

-Joss

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