Yesterday evening I had my very first coaching session that I’ve been looking forward to since I made the decision last year. Well… not my very first coaching session, but my first in the sense of working on my personal goals for 2022 and I feel…
So much of what my coach, Lisa, told me were things I’ve heard all along in regards to the path I’m on and who I am as a person. But oftentimes I dismiss those comments coming from those who I know and have pleasant ties with because the insecure part of me says they’re only telling me what I want to hear or what will make me happy. So, it’s great to get some reassurance from a certified professional.
Along with that reassurance came some exercises I’m to execute starting today. The very first is to give myself permission to take the time I need to really explore my next move rather than feel rushed and on some arbitrary deadline with no real value. And I had to say it out loud; that I give myself permission to take the time I need. I said it out loud so my brain and ears could hear it and begin processing that everything does not need to be done in a rush.
I think we all need to hear that from ourselves. We all need to give ourselves permission to take the time we need to succeed so it doesn’t always feel like we’re starting over again. Trust me, I know what that feels like. And it often leads to burnout. I know that feeling too.
So I encourage everyone to give yourself permission for the rest of the year to take the time you need to make the changes in your life, work, family, passions, lifestyles, whatever it may be, that you want to see come to fruition. Even if it takes the rest of the year.