It is so hard when you are watching your favourite mentors or coaches or business peers or even just other people who are doing what you are aiming to do or what your working towards to just be you.
I find I get so caught up in all of it. So and so is doing this, so and so it’s trying that, do and so is now training in reiki maybe I should do reiki So and so is running a retreat, maybe I should run a retreat, so and so has written a book maybe I should get cracking on a novel, so and so is now looking into their sexuality, doing breath work, manifesting, keto, yoga, NLP and the list goes on and on.
Its easy to get overwhelmed. It’s easy to get caught up, it’s easy to try to sign up for it all but is it really you. Why would you do something that isn’t you?
I am spiritual, I Meditate because it helps me because I feel called to something bigger than me but I’m not one of these people who groan and breathe deep as if I’m having an orgasm because I’m tuned into myself and I’m not criticising those who do because I don’t know what it feels like but I just know that it is not me.
I admit it, I think I should do things because others are doing it but I’m learning to take my time. Try it out and if it’s not a fit for me I don’t pretend it is. I just move along and try the next thing.
I would have beat myself up a few months ago about this and I would be saying to myself ( I should be doing this) but if it doesn’t feel right. I’m not doing it. And yes sometimes I will start but now I’ll back out if it’s not a good fit.
It’s hard to be authentic when there are so many influences around us but being true to you is the very most important thing you can do. Who would you be if you weren’t you. The gorgeous, crazy, witty funny amazing version of you!
So my advice is if if something doesn’t feel like it fits. Don’t beat yourself up. It is what it is and your doing yourself a disservice wasting time and energy on something that is not your thing or not you.