Today has been the kind of day where every time I make a move to do something I stop and say "But if I do that, then....." It's a self-sabotaging habit that I picked up growing up that I never really realized I suffer from. I wonder if you do too?
Consider the consequences of our actions. For every action there is a reaction. From childhood, different variations of these "words of wisdom" are drilled into our heads at home and at school. Even now, as a supply teacher, I find myself sharing the "think of the consequences of your behaviour" gem on the regular to students of all ages.
But I wonder if this nugget of wisdom ever holds me back from taking risks or chances on things in life that could make me happy.
I started calling all of this into question with today's journal activity. When asked to fasten two pages together, instead of just going for it, I stopped and said: "But if I do that, then you won't be able to read this page anymore!" and "But if I do that, then I will have ripped up this page for nothing!" What I ended up doing was making a compromise. (Please feel free to judge me for talking to, and compromising with, an inanimate object... I do).
My point is (see?), that it likely would have been a lot more fun and less work on my part to just act. Get the glue and smoosh those pages together without worrying about what comes after. It's a really appealing thought, and I wonder if sometimes it's better for me to not analyze every single consequence of every single action.