Usually at the beginning of the New Year, I’m ready to zoom forward. For many people, starting the new year is filled with anticipation and they cannot wait to catapult forward right after January 1st.
This year feels very different. Instead of “go, go, go”, people tell me they are resting and taking their time moving things forward.
It’s as though we need more time to cocoon with our thoughts, ideas, plans, etc. We’re just not ready to rush and leap into new things.
Have you been feeling this way, too?
For me, I’m taking my time rolling out new things. I’m giving myself more opportunities to read (which I love to do), get out in nature, meet with people who inspire me, etc. These give me bits and pieces of clarity as I solidify what’s next.
Although I’m excited about the new possibilities, I don’t feel inclined to “push” to get them out. Maybe it’s not time…yet.
Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean nothing is happening. For me, it’s more about giving myself time and space to rest, ponder and plan, rather than be in constant motion and be “busy”.
For example, I’m not saying “yes” to every opportunity. I’m evaluating things to determine if it fits with what I’m moving towards. Instead of filling my calendar with lots and lots of meetings, I’m selectively saying “yes” to people and events that will help me to grow and support my vision.
Without the pressure to move my new year’s projects forward, I’m also more aware of new possibilities that I know I would’ve missed if I was just pushing forward. This awareness allows me to create something even better!
It may feel like you SHOULD push things forward (like the way most new year’s start) but taking extra time to create from a more present place, allows you to design something you probably wouldn’t have imagined if you’d just pushed through. Sometimes, it’s important to recognize that maybe it’s not time…yet.