Self Care

WHY PUSHING TOO HARD IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE

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For some time now I have been faced with a feeling, and I thought I’d share it with you as you might recognize yourself being in a similar situation.

WHEN IS IT PROCRASTINATION AND WHEN IS IT NOT?

This is how it goes. I have lately been working two jobs as I was quitting one and moving into another one that would allow me to work less and focus more on my own business. I needed to have a good transition between the two, especially financially, so they did overlap a bit. On top of that, I have three small girls living with me every other week.

Normally, I am well organized and know what to do and when to do it but lately, I have found myself procrastinating a lot, not getting things done that I want to get done and letting my systems stay unattended for days, which usually leads to overwhelm and stress for me. I have a lot on my plate and it needs to be organized to run smoothly.

I have felt there is something else to this “procrastination”, something that is telling me that maybe it isn’t procrastination after all. Maybe it is my subconscious being smart. I have been running quite fast for some time and that is all fine, but there need to be time for recovery following a busy period, and I have not given myself that rest. So instead of procrastination, it's actually my system saying “I need to recover, I need to rest, give me a break please”.

WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY AND HOW IT HELPED ME 

I have now given myself that well needed break. Pausing several projects and taking time for myself. And the result has been fantastic! I am now inspired to accomplish what I need to do, easily and happily. The feeling of struggling is gone. And this is a HUGE difference. Because what happens when I push too hard is that I feel tired, weak and often worried. And when I allow recovery, I feel stronger and I get back the desire to move towards my dreams and conquer my fears.

So anytime you feel heavy resistance towards things that you know are in line with your desires, you need to stop and make sure you haven’t ended up pushing yourself too hard and have stopped listening to yourself and your deeper needs.

Can you recognize yourself in this? When was a time that you pushed yourself too hard? Please head over to my Facebook page and share your experience.


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HI! I'M EMMA PEROLS

I love helping busy women who feel overwhelmed by their businesses put good systems in place. With many years of management experience, combined with my love for systems, apps and smart setups, I know the running of your business can be easy, simple and fun again. Let’s optimize your business together!