𝙎𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚? 𝙄𝙛 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬, 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣?
“𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑎 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 20 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑-𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑤.” – Chinese Proverb
I recently had a conversation with someone who said now is not a good time to work with me because his plate is already too full.
We've gone through the process of determining that he feels overwhelmed and something has gotten to be done or his health will pay a hefty price sooner than later.
I have demonstrated the benefits of working with me by giving him a short healing session. He admitted he felt much better.
He has asked plenty of questions in regards to the value he'll receive for the investment he's going to make.
Still, at the very moment to commit, he backed out.
I'm not one to push.
If he's not committing, he's not committed.
The only person on this Earth he has to convince his mental/emotional health deserves some serious care right now is himself.
I know because I was once in his shoes.
I understand fears are lurking underneath.
I understand it feels unsafe to let go of something that has become part of his identity – albeit it’s an unhealthy thing. But…
He's got to see the value in it himself.
I can say all sorts of things but in the end, HE IS the decision-maker.
If now is not a good time, then when?
I didn't say it'll be easy to adjust his schedule.
It'll take a bit of effort to shuffle things around to carve out time for his wellbeing.
But, unless he's willing to cooperate, when would it be a good time?
Once he's bedridden due to burnout?
After he has a heart stroke due to being overworked?
Or after his marriage breaks down because he has become an irascible person due to stress and anxiety?
I believe that when people commit, they pay attention to the process. They do the inner work so they would improve.
There is no joy in soldiering on.
There is no happiness in carrying around that badge of honour of being stressed.
Is 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 what he's waiting for?
Are you still on the fence despite your suffering?
It’d be my privilege to work with you and help clear the procrastination, delay, hesitation. You deserve good emotional wellbeing. Don't let it be too late. You will regain your clear head, feel great and positive.