Do you often put pressure on yourself to deliver and then find yourself in a rut? Do you always expect so much of yourself and fall short because you can’t meet your own expectations? When was the last time you took a moment to yourself to breathe, relax and let go?
For the past few days I’ve been saying to myself “I must write an article. I must get one one out as soon as possible” etc.
When I apply that kind of pressure to myself, I find that I am not able to get the inspiration to deliver a truly meaningful article that will be of genuine benefit to you.
Have you found yourself in the same boat? That is, you put all this unnecessary pressure upon yourself and then you don’t perform as well as you know you can?
I’ve done it many times and in many situations, and it always ends with the same result which is usually a pretty bad one.
If any of this sounds familiar, the best thing you can do is:
breathe, relax and let go.
When you let go, and I mean properly allow yourself to release any of the tension that you’ve allowed to build up by putting all that pressure on yourself, then you’ll find yourself in a position to deliver the best.
The thought process of “I must do this, I must do that” is a task-list in your head. It is completely void of any true purpose behind it.
When we pile those kinds of meaningless tasks onto ourselves, we get stressed and feel unnecessary pressure.
When a task is spawned through inspiration, there is no pressure attached. You act from a place of purity that allows you to move forward in a state of complete flow. It often follows and occurs when you allow yourself to breathe and pause.
And so, here it is, this piece is a very simple product of letting go. It required very little effort on my part. It all emerged naturally and also, interestingly, needed almost no editing.
If you find yourself, piling on meaning task lists in your head, breathe, relax and let go, and allow your natural flow to emerge.