I Admit It. I Was Wrong.

They say it takes a big person to admit when they are wrong. I disagree. I think just a little humility does the trick.

So I humble myself before you and admit that I was wrong. I overestimated my abilities.

This weekend was the beginning of almost three weeks of (crazy, fun and exciting) activity I have scheduled. I’m looking forward to all of it. And I thought that I might be able to keep up my blog writing schedule in the midst of all of it. That’s where I was wrong.

After being up late the last two nights – for good things – and having a very busy “day off”, I had very little opportunity to write. Honestly, I am exhausted today. I know that my activities over the next two weeks are going to leave me tired out as well.

See you soon!I’m giving myself permission to take a break. I had wanted to keep the blogging momentum going, and I also don’t want to put more pressure on myself of things to do than I already will have.

What do you do when you realize you have over-committed yourself? Do you push through and stress yourself out, like I have had a tendency to do in the past? Or do you reassess your commitments, as I chose to do today, and see where you can de-commit?

It is important that if you have made a commitment, and you find you are no longer able to keep it, that you formally de-commit from it. It shows the Universe, and anyone else involved, that your word and your commitments are meaningful to you.

I encourage you to examine the commitments you have made recently. Which ones fulfill you? Which ones are a chore? Which ones totally stress you out? And which ones can you de-commit from, even if only temporarily?

Except for a possible surprise post, I’ll be back November 19th. See you then!

Blessings,

Mary

3 Responses

  1. In the past, I tended to push myself past exhaustion, into total burn-out. I’d get most things done, but I’d be wrecked.

    Now that my body has become less…tolerant of these sorts of shenanigans, I can no longer push myself even into exhaustion. I’m making myself get better at assessing when I need to de-commit from things, and I’m doing that earlier now.

    It’s hard to learn how to do that, however, when you come from this cultural imperative of “WORK HARDER!” I grew up Canadian, but there was enough Dutch influence from my mother’s side of the family to really drill in the overachiever, A-type personality insanity that comes with Dutch Protestant culture.

    I’ve finally learned how to tell my Dutch demons to eff off, because I need the sleep. Haha.

    I hope your time off from writing is productive in other areas! Sometimes, we just need a break from blogging, too. 🙂
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  2. It has definitely been productive in other areas. More about that in this week’s blog posts. 🙂

    Yes, I grew up in the Midwest US, where there is a HUGE work ethic (must work hard all the time!). Not exactly Dutch Protestant, but close enough for me to be able to relate. I just de-committed myself from a few projects, or rather, didn’t commit myself to them, for sanity’s sake.

    And I’m really glad to see you back writing. I missed your blog. <3

  3. Awww. Thanks! I’m continually amazed and flattered that people love what I have to say so much. I feel pretty blessed. <3
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