It can feel strange taking a day off or only working out for 30 minutes.
It is hard to accept that a little can go a long way.
The gremlins will still say “what the hell, what’s another …and another…” to the cookies in the break room or the wine after dinner.
Letting go of the comfortable structure of extremes can be hard. When there are clear-cut rules of can and can’t, you don’t have to think as hard. You don’t have to face your fears and ask yourself the tough questions.
Instead of finding what you seek in the rigid extremes, you need to find your middle ground in the idea of ENOUGH.
It’s time to face your fear of never enough. Call your fears out by name.
I see you….loneliness, hate, hurt or sadness.
Invite them in for a cup of tea. Sit with them, without judgment and without shame. Do this in meditation. Do this during the day, when your fears and feelings of never enough are making you act of line with your values and goals.
I highly recommend getting help in this process. A trained helping professional can be worth her weight in gold. One of the things that helped me live up to my STRONG in 2016 was the help of a therapist. Yes…even the coach needs a coach on occasion.
Asking for help doesn’t make you weak or weird. It means you are smart enough to know you need an objective opinion to help you deal with feelings you may have been pushing away for a very, very, very long time. It’s the first step in waking up and living in mindfulness and your truth.
It’s time to stop the numbing. It’s time to start feeling. It’s time to let go of rigid and just let it be.
The Middle Ground Manifesto says “There is enough to go around”.
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