Stop the Self-Judgement, Kid
You will NEVER make the impact that you came here to make if you remain stubbornly steadfast in your commitment to what you perceive to be your limitations and inadequacies.
If you ever want to make big change in the world or do good in your community or create beautiful art, you will eventually have to let go of the requirement you place upon other people to talk you out of your own self-judgement.
Better yet, just stop judging yourself so harshly.
Just stop it.
You want to dick around on your phone for an hour?
Just go ahead and do it.
You want to lay in bed for a week with Netflix and ice cream as your only companion?
That is your right as a human being.
What creates discord and gums you up is JUDGING YOURSELF FOR IT.
Me: I ate a cookie
Me: Now I feel fat
You know what?
Either eat the cookie and enjoy eating the cookie, or don’t eat the cookie and fucking forget about it.
Life is long and life is short.
Loaf with intent (thank you to my therapist for that description).
Trust that when you feel rested, you will move back into the space of being inspired.
Your problem is not:
– rotating through the same three apps on your phone all night
– not washing your hair for three days
– writing shitty poetry (or not writing the poetry at all)
– eating all the nachos
– watching Zoolander again
Your problem is that you judge yourself for it.
That’s the true waste of time.
Do the thing and let it go, or don’t do the thing.
Get out of your own way.
Don’t borrow trouble. (There will be enough vicarious, accidental, bad decision, twist-of-fate trouble).
You came here to do awesome shit.
Stop worrying so much, stop lamenting so much, stop forcing your loved ones to reassure you that it’s okay that you ate a wheel of cheese or drank a bottle of wine or watched an entire season of Scandal in one sitting.
Just go do the thing.
And text me when you get home. Because I worry.