Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Consistency Vs. Compulsion #SOL16
The internal battle between consistency and compulsion continues to rage war inside my head and my heart. Habits matter, but so so do balance, moderation, and self-compassion.
A few weeks ago, a sweet friend shared the following manifesto she'd written down in her journal from Gretchen Rubin's newest book, Better Than Before.
The tenth statement stirred up lots of feelings . You see, I have neurotic DNA. If I commit to doing something, compulsion kicks into high gear and before I know it a sense of dread, obligation, and duty quickly snuff out joy and fulfillment.
How do I combat this proclivity towards extremism? Will I ever learn to be okay being okay? Why did I choose this word? Ggggrrr!