There is a season for everything.
Over the course of the past few years, I have been learning to shift my mindset and definition of what a season actually is.
Most people automatically think of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall.
For me, It has been helpful to view a season with a larger perspective. When I talk about seasons, it can be anywhere from a week, to a month, to a year, there are no rules. And it is a more general way of saying that it’s a specific time period where there is one overarching theme showing up for you in your life.
Ultimately, the idea is that our life doesn’t always go according to the “clock.” It definitely doesn’t always go according to our plans, and in fact that is the exception, not the rule when our days play out just the way we thought they would. The sooner we can learn to embrace the ups and downs and lean into the current season of life that we find ourselves in, the better off we will be.
When I started to embrace this way of looking at my days and life in general, it brought me great peace and comfort to stop trying so hard to fit my life into a box that was predetermined by outside influences and instead to start tuning into my inner voice and paying attention to what I needed at that particular time.
One definition of a season is “a proper or suitable time.” And who is it that gets to decide when the proper time is for you to do anything? Thats right! ITS YOU!
Only you can decide and know truly what is at the core of how you are doing and what would serve you in any given season.
Recently, I experienced a season of what I can only describe as ALOT. A season of a lot of moving parts and new roads to travel that I had not been down before. What I needed in that season was to give myself permission to pause. The urge was there to keep going and bulldoze my way through, to get the things done that I had set out to do.
However, with some really good advice and connecting to my intuition, ultimately it became clear that the season I was experiencing called for me to stop, to breathe, and to be present. I needed to be present for my family and for myself, to be able to be still enough to hear what my inner voice was saying and continue to listen.
I am so grateful I was able to take a break at the right time for me and my family. The end result was a greater feeling of connection and peace. Knowing that I was able to show up when it mattered most.
When we are living in alignment with our unique seasons of life, there is a feeling of ease and flow that come as a result. The thing is that life will continue to throw us curve balls and we will always have obstacles to overcome. But when we are committed to staying focused on our truth and living life from the inside out, we know that we can handle anything.
We will stop and rest when we are weary. We will hustle when it is time to put our head down and do the work.
The thing I have found is that when I try to push through and force myself to do the opposite of what my body and soul is asking me to do, the end result is never good. Trying to write or be creative when I am mentally and emotionally burnt out is a recipe for disaster. But taking care of myself, then returning to the task at hand has always proved to work in my favor.
Give it a try, if you’re wondering where to start when it comes to listening to your inner voice, I would suggest putting pen to paper and seeing where that leads you. You can also Check out my blog about Journaling . I have found writing down the thoughts that are in my head to be a fantastic way to connect to whats really going on inside me.
I believe the more we connect to and then listen to our own inner wisdom, the easier it will be in the future. Kind of like building up your strength through weightlifting. The more you use the muscle the stronger it becomes.
Overall, I hope you find comfort and power in the fact that you truly are designing your life. One season, one day at a time.