Ridiculously late to be posting a Monday Mind Manoeuvre, in fact so much so that its almost a Tardy Tuesday Titbit but that’s somewhat the point of title…
My imaginary manager kicked in late last night when I took a look at my schedule for the week and felt a surge of overwhelm begin to take hold of me before the week had even begun. You see, its necessary for me to see ‘white space’ in my schedule. White space is the time I spend working on the things that are important to me, time I spend imagining greater spiritual truths, meditating, researching, daydreaming and quite often writing, but this week all I could see was commitment after commitment and no room for creativity.
Now the commitments were pleasant ones, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t thrive when I’m on someone else’s schedule and trying desperately to fit it all in. Do you ever find yourself stressing about letting people down? My imaginary manager had given over control to the expectations of others and more to the point, my own assumptions about what others were expecting, including thinking you were waiting on this little Grail insight, which of course is pure vanity and most of you didn’t notice it hadn’t happened!
So, stressed out, overwhelmed and wondering who to disappoint, I had a piss-poor night’s sleep and awoke even less capable of fulfilling my overtaxed schedule.
Who did I disappoint then?
Does it matter?
To be truly Self-Full, you must put your own wellbeing before any other priorities regardless of how urgent or important they may appear to be. If your imaginary manager is pushing you into overwhelm then it’s time to give him or her the boot and get to grips with what it really means to be the boss of you.
You are amazing, but your power lies in your ability to make good decisions… The best one you can make is YOU.
As it happens, I did everything on the schedule and moved the rest of the week around to fit it all in… (almost)… and to make Monday end even better the website is now on a stable new server and ready for you to sign up for free as a Seeker member to get a little extra from your Wholly Grail Quest.
Night night, God bless x