Knowing when to Stop
Sometimes we just have to push through, right? Hand in hand with pushing through, I think knowing when to stop is of equal importance.
A while ago…more than a little while ago, I was on a walk with no real destination, no real timeline of when to stop. I wasn’t doing a loop, it was out and back where eventually I was going to need to turn around to get back to my car, I didn’t have a timeline of when to get back, I didn’t have any appointments after my walk.
The question of when to turn around came up in my brain a few times. While I didn’t have any appointments, I was a little tired and would eventually need to turn around…and then there it was, a tree had fallen all the way across Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park, spanning from one side of the road to the other.
Now, I could have hopped over that tree, it wouldn’t have been a problem for me. And yet, it just felt like a good place to turn around and start walking back.
We don’t always get a well-placed tree spanning our path, telling us when to stop, when to turn around, do we? However, even without those trees, I think we can start to find more awareness of when we need to push through, when we just need to keep going, and when it’s time for us to stop. It might not always be so clear as a tree spanning our path, but I think the more we focus on our own feelings and needs, the more we can see those trees blocking our paths.
I hope we can find a little more awareness of our own needs this week, my friends.
Have an amazing week!
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!