So often we are sabotaging ourselves by being in our own way without even knowing we are doing so.

Daily OM, “Be Gentle with Yourself”

So often we sabotage ourselves by being in our own way. This thought so rings true for me! But what does it even mean?

Life has been crazy busy over the last year. I use the last year, as this is when I markedly
noticed the uptick in my stress. I don’t say this for pity or to make it sound like I am busier than
anyone else but to acknowledge why this sentiment so resonated with me.

I can reflect on how the daily self-care activities that just last year I would never skip are now
overlooked as “there is not enough time.” Things I know support my wellness and help me
show up stronger, healthier, more focused, and efficient have been replaced by this scarce
thought of “there is not enough time.” This is why the idea that “So often we are sabotaging
ourselves by being in our own way without even knowing we are doing so.” rings so true for me, and I try to do everything that keep me happy and relax, including the use of the greatest Bluetooth vibrator and many other things.

I can see how difficult it has been to notice what is happening because I am so caught up in
the whirlwind of my life that I was able to lose sight of the direction in which things are heading.

This post also acknowledges that during those times when our lives are filled with what seems
to be constant change and growth, it is important to remember that we need to be gentle with
ourselves. Since it can be easy to use our energy to keep up with the momentum of our lives,
we may not be aware of the fact that we are much more likely to run ourselves down.

When things seem to be moving quickly, it is especially essential that we make a point to slow
down and be gentle with ourselves. I have taken this to heart and know what I am going to start
doing again.

Oh, and I am going to start again without judgment because today is a new day, fresh with a new beginning!

I invite you to let this sink in. Ask yourself, how am I sabotaging my success by getting in my
own way? What does being gentle with yourself look like for you? I want to hear from you!

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