We can be a master in putting pressure on ourselves. Pressure makes us grow, but pressure can also ruin us; outside pressure or the pressure we put on ourselves.
I know everything about that one from my own experiences. And I’m still a master in putting pressure on myself from time to time. I actually made a video about it recently:
‘My perfect system of how to put so much pressure on myself that I get sick and sabotage my genius’. – I you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching it. It’s a MUST watch. 😉
In order to grow, feel free and create the things you want, you need good pressure. You need pressure that excites you. Bad pressure blocks you, drains you and can make you feel stressed.
I noticed that I need to check in with myself on a regular basis about the things that I’m doing and creating. Because things can slip back in before I’m even aware of it… Bad pressure always lies around the corner, haha.
Checking in and asking myself if I still want to do the things I’m doing, helps a lot. What are my thoughts around it? Does it still light me up? Do I get excited? Or do I have thoughts like ‘I HAVE to do it, because…’? What if I would quit doing it? How would that make me feel?
What is crucial, is to answer those questions brutally honest and make the decisions that need to be made. Otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense. Although it can be pretty challenging to face the truth about the answers, it’s necessary.
I know that I do best when I feel good and do the things I really want to do. It feels like freedom in my body. I don’t feel that freedom when I’m under bad pressure. Then I feel drained and overwhelmed.
What I also know is that I go really well on challenges. I love challenge. Challenge is good pressure. But it’s only good pressure when it feels like fun. When it feels exciting and like a game. That’s when I create the most amazing things and feel in flow. I can not feel in flow and not use my full creativity when there’s bad pressure.
Good pressure keeps me going, lights me up, gives me energy and makes me happy. That’s where the magic happens.
What about you? How do you feel about the things you’re doing?
Are you thriving on good pressure?
Or surviving on bad pressure?