“I wasted the entire year”. “I was stuck in my head all year”. “I accomplished nothing this year”.
So, you wasted the entire year either:
- doubting yourself
- hating yourself
- comparing yourself to others
- or, stuck in your head
The least common of these is being stuck in your head. Not many catch themselves before spending an absurd amount of time overprocessing thoughts.
Let me tell you this: there is no honor in wasting time- deep, intellectual thought included. Time is a consequence. It’s a consequence of being human, it’s curse inherited from Adam and Eve. Time is the first limit we learn as a child. We rush to get the bus stop, we hurry to the bathroom before we have an accident, we brought out our mats for naptime, and our snacks for snacktime. We understand time, limits, and obligation.
There is something that should happen at a given time, and there are things not permitted to happen at certain times, and we must respect that. We must respect that we didn’t make the calendar nor the clock.
In those times that we don’t, these things happen:
- we miss opportunities
- we add additional time to our journey
- we transform into a person that doesn’t match our circumstances
- you end of saying “I wasted the entire year”
Stuck In Your Head
However, when it comes to wasting time, or slowing our stride to accomodate our deliberation, our careful emotional assessment or our feelings and thoughts, we consider this worthy use of our limited time. Sorting through thoughts convinces us we are making ground when we aren’t. And this is why:
- our emotions are not physical, temporary emotions do not plant seeds in the real world
- our emotions come and go, no stability comes from them
- feelings aren’t meant to be felt
We can not hinge our decisions on a twelve part saga taking place in our head. Get grounded. Go into the real world and make moves. The only way to expand your situation is to participate in real life. I understand our thoughts are crippling. My point here isn’t to fix you, it’s to make you realize you’ve wasted your time attempting to make sense of something (our hearts) that will never make sense. Our emotions are complicated. Our fears, desires, regrets, and hopes- all complicated.
Don’t waste another minute deliberating on your feelings. They are no longer allowed to cripple you, stall you or be a weight on your ankles.
Whatever it is you meant to do, you must do it now. Take life seriously. Take your limited time seriously. Respect the clock. Get your confidence back. No longer can you afford to wait around for your emotions to align with your thoughts, or your desires- the rarely do. Don’t waste the entire year- because it’s isn’t over yet!
Three months to go!
2 thoughts on “I Wasted The Entire Year On Emotions”
I love this! I feel like this is being said to many from various sources to make moves and not waste time💕
our emotions are irrelevant at times, definitely just make the moves