The better version of you will always start with a pause. We live in knee jerks, and drown in our thoughts and feelings. The pause is a life jacket. A vine, that can pull you out of your mental quicksand and cognitive distortions. It can prevent spin, the snapback of the old, and allow you to finally become. Live clean, a more honest version of you.
A pause can be the difference between regret and trust. Between who you were and who you want to be. Between judgment and wonder. Between a response and a reaction. Between your Solid and Pseudo self. Between old patterns and new chapters. Between a child and adult. Between fear and courage. Between self love and self destruction. Between a fight and a conversation. Between a Shitty Christmas and a meaningful one.
Growth starts with a pause. Take one. It can change your life.
What does a pause look like for you?
A day for yourself? A stepping out of a room? An overdue vacation? A redefining of something? Dating yourself? Finally pulling the trigger on love? Examining what you really want? What’s good for you? Ending a relationship? Starting one? Or maybe it’s just a breath.