Hey there! 👋
Just a quick reflection I wanted to share with you…
I’ve found myself processing a recurring theme with a couple of clients recently that’s gotten me curious about myself as well.
It has to do with pressure.
Specifically, the pressure I frequently feel to be doing enough, giving enough, being enough.
And honestly, it feels like a constant pressure. Some days I’m able to decompress from this, but often there’s leftover pressure that I carry into the next day.
And the next week.
And the next month.
It adds up. It feels heavy.
So, what I’m trying to do is take a deep breath and appreciate all that I’ve done.
- All the hours I spent intently listening to my clients.
- All the fear I pushed through to continue to show up.
- All the dreams I’ve worked towards for years now.
I take it all in and extend warmth and thankfulness and compassion toward myself.
Any intrusive thoughts that try to make me doubt myself or tell me I need to do more, I gently acknowledge and invite them to be on their way.
And as I do this, I feel a steadying, a balancing again. Yes, I still have responsibility toward my clients, my family, my self.
But I also have this appreciation, this validation for all that I’ve done. I have this gift of ease, this permission to say, “that’s enough, Ben”.
And for now, that’s helping ease this weight.
You’re doing enough.
You are enough.
Rest easy in that, at least for a moment.