Three Truths and One Wish

1. I have very little motivation right now. That’s not exactly true — I’m motivated to walk the dogs, go to yoga and aqua aerobics and Pilates, read books, watch TV, take naps, and hang out with Eric, write and meditate a little, and see friends, but that’s about it.

2. I’m not getting as much done as I’d hoped. I had big PLANS for all I was going to accomplish while I was on a break from work this summer, and even though I’ve gotten a few things done, it’s nowhere near what I’d imagined.

3. I needed a break. At some point when I’m not moving as fast as I want, when things aren’t happening at the speed I want, I have to accept that maybe I actually need to slow down, take a break, get some rest — and that it’s totally okay to do so.

One wish: May we allow ourselves to slow down, trust ourselves to set the rhythm of our days, and know that our value isn’t measured only by what we accomplish.

2 thoughts on “Three Truths and One Wish

  1. Helen McLaughlin

    Oh, Jill, I HEAR YOU. Do you suppose you don’t actually *want* to do the things you’re not doing? I’ve found that’s often the case for me—but instead of honoring that, I beat myself up for the not-doing.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Helen, it’s absolutely the case with them that I don’t want to do some of the things (house chores like painting and making repairs, which don’t feel “fun” in the doing even though the long term payoff is real) and for others my motivation is misplaced (I think I “should” do them — in particular things linked to the current political and social climate, places I think I “should” be helping or taking action). I’m not so much beating myself up for not-doing in this particular moment as I am anticipating doing that later when I really don’t have the time to focus on them, when I might look back and tell myself I “wasted” this time, this opportunity. Silly humans. 🙂


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