You know what it’s going to say on my Headstone?
“Sandra excelled at being consistently inconsistent.”
Story of my LIFE right there. I have the best intentions of showing up regularly in so many areas of my life (like here on my blog). I think about it all the time. I come up with ingenious plans and foolproof strategies time and time again. Alas, I end up being nothing but the poster girl for the old saying about ‘getting my ambitions mixed up with my capabilities’.
Well that’s a very good question. The very question I happened to ask my therapist just the other day.
I was hoping for the Holy Grail of answers to put an end to my Husband’s long suffering endurance of bearing witness to my erratic commitment issues when it comes to the daily execution of life but sadly it was not to be. The magic wand I hoped to be waved showering me in sparkly glitter while revealing solutions from enchanted thin air was not possible that day.
Instead, after much verbal purging on my behalf, we came up with one very real and quite plausible explanation. My whole being is still really, really tired from all I’ve been through the last few years. I wish it wasn’t so but it is what it is. My mind and body are still on long service leave and have no interest in returning to high expectations, set by me myself and I, that also include unreasonable deadlines and ridiculous hours… not just yet… if ever.
So it looks like I’ll be swallowing many more medicinal spoonfuls of self-kindness and self-compassion for a little while to come. This revelation leads nicely into what I wish to share with you next (even if I do say so myself!)
I am so incredibly honoured to be talking about how to create calm in your life with the lovely Gail over at Inspired Calm. Gail has put together a wonderful bumper post titled 15 Proven Ways To Create Calm In Your Life by bringing together some incredibly inspiring women to share their top tips. Being invited to participate and share along-side these remarkable women is a true privilege. Thank you for the pleasure Gail.
So, make yourself a cuppa and pop on over to Gail’s place for a good read and a good dose of calm inspiration.
I’m curious – what do you think it will say on your headstone?
Do you need more calm in your life?
Let me know in the comments below.
Did you miss reading my very personal story Soft Places and Honest Spaces?
Click here for the introduction.