Layovers

 Have you every found yourself stuck and unable to move?  You know there are other things you need to do but instead you do nothing… or you do anything to stay right where you are?  That was my day yesterday.

There were a ton of things I wanted to do but instead I sat in the chair in my bedroom and lived on the computer. If I’d been writing or creating posters I would have felt like I was accomplishing something.  Instead I found myself engaged in mindless and mind numbing activities that honestly had me feeling like I had wasted a day.

As I was about to admonish myself for being lazy it occurred to me that I’m at a transition place and this is a layover along my journey to healing.  I’m not going to be here forever.  I am however here because I need to be.  That realization took the pressure off me.

When we power through our challenges or even just put one foot in front of the other because we have to there comes a point where we have to stop, rest and refuel.  Whether we continue on after that or change planes and directions doesn’t matter.  It is the seemingly forced downtime that we need.

Are you were you want to be or are you trying to figure out how to get there?  Acknowledge the aspects of your life that are just fine.  It’s important to realize not every part of your life is challenging.

Breathe.  You can continue on your journey when you have more energy to do so.  For right now though you just need to be OK with where you are.  This is just a layover.

With love, Cheryl