Quick Tips, Self-care & Stress

Serenity Tip: Get Back on the Horse

Hmm. In January, I publicly declared I was going to spend 2017 exploring 26 different approaches to serenity. In April, I threw in the towel and admitted I couldn’t keep up with the pace of pursuing serenity alongside posting about it (and dealing with the rest of life). And now… here I am, back online.

Serenity Tip: Get Back on the Horse

Will it last? I’m not 100% sure. When I wrote this post I had feedback from one reader who said she thought the whole project was actually pretty daft. I nodded sagely and took that as proof that I was right to quit. But I’ve also heard from others with more empathy for what I’m trying to do. And I try to remind myself, I started the Serenity Project because I felt I really, really needed to take this journey, for me. That need has evolved, but it hasn’t gone away.

So, for today’s tip, I’m recommending that there may be times when it’s best to quit, but there may also be times when, after a pause, it’s worth trying to get back on the horse. After all… the worst that can happen is you fall off again.

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  1. Reply
    April J Harris
    July 10, 2017 at 4:14 am

    So happy you are back, Pauline! You’ve been missed! Looking forward to catching up with your posts. And please feel free to share these with the weekly Hearth and Soul Link Party on my site (Monday 9am ish to Saturday midnight PST), if you have time. Serenity is something so many of us are seeking and it fits in beautifully with the ‘hearth and soul’ theme.

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      Pauline
      July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind encouragement, April.
      And yes, when I can be sure of being a courteous guest and visit others taking part, I’d love to join the Hearth and Soul link party.

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