What’s the kindest way forward? For you, right now?
There are always options. Consider going with what is most gentle for your whole you / life / experience. This might be dramatic swift changes, this might be deliberate, spacious, slow steady steps toward your dreams.
Do you need to take a stand for yourself by tending to all your own guidelines and details? Or do you need to relax about it already?
Notice the roots of your choices. Is there love there? Tenderness? Care? Is there fear? Guilt? Limitation? Self-flagellation? Maybe there’s a mix of all of it. Just notice it. Is there room to soften?
The kind thing might be a more structured way of eating. Or, relaxing the rules, experimenting, and going with the flow. Or, either or neither, but more self-talk about it that’s infused with patience, sweetness, permission, and self-love.
For some of you, it might be leaving whatever you’ve outgrown — that job or that relationship or that way of living — as soon as possible, like yesterday. Others, it might be hanging around for a bit, watching it all, learning more about yourself, and giving yourself space and time to plan for a more comfortable transition out.
Maybe you’d be better served by committing to a daily breathwork or meditation or yoga or writing practice, or all of them. Maybe you’d be better served with dialing back the schedule and expectations, and allowing yourself to respond to whatever your body / heart / soul calls for each day.
I don’t know what the most supportive way forward is, but you probably do. You’ve probably learned (maybe the hard way) from previous quick fixes and temporary solutions what feels kind and supportive, and what feels like adding another layer of short term or long term pain to whatever it is you’re working with. So let it be kind, this time. Today.
Would the kind way be to receive some support? If so, I hope to see you for a breathwork / Healing Touch / acupuncture / cupping session, or breathwork group, soon, whether in person or online!