I have been working particularly hard lately. Hard at everything. I knew I was taking on a lot and as expected, there were consequences. I am exhausted. But since I expected these consequences and have learned over the years that rest is important, I had already planned to be out of the office next week, which coincides with my daughter’s spring break. Now, I am planning to work at home. It’s not all fun and games.

Nonetheless, this will be a good time to press the “re-set” button. My meditation and exercise practices have decreased. They had been at a level even higher than I had planned. When there is a decrease, I tend to feel disappointed in myself. But I also, typically find a way to reconnect with reality, the reality that my current practices are so much better than they used to be. This counts and it matters.

I also know my competitive side. I love to see myself grow. I love to meet and exceed my goals.

What to do?

I have decided to aim lower. I am lowering my goals so that they are easier to meet. If I want to increase them later, that is fine.

It’s not cheating if it works.

Sometimes we need to give ourselves a break to move forward.