#239 / Do the hard things

Tuesday Edition

“Stop when you’re tired. Not just when you’re done.”


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If you’re anything like me, your ToDo list is full of tasks you’ve been dreading, postponing and ducking for weeks now. It’s the way I’ve always been. When there’s something I don’t want to do, when there’s something hard on the list, I will take the most ridiculous and extreme measures to avoid having to face it.

The problem is, that’s no way to live. It’s no way to be. It’s no way to take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, because the mounting responsibilities that you’ve avoided and avoided are going to weigh you down sooner or later. The weight will drag behind you.

Today, I want you to think about the hard things that you don’t want to do. And make a plan to power through them, even if it sucks. Because you deserve to take a breath of clear, fresh air on the other side. This isn’t me saying you need to push too hard, overwork yourself or (shudder) “hustle” - it’s saying that you need to sweep away the cobwebs.

All my love,

Joan

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