Just listen

Don’t think or judge, just listen.

I think, overthink, plan, and judge far too much. With everything. Knitting, jiu jitsu, people, life. Although I think I judge myself the hardest. (Texas may disagree with that last one from time to time.)

I keep getting told to stop overthinking and just do.

Not so easy when you “need” a plan for everything that could happen. I suppose it is a byproduct of my upbringing. I can tell you that it drives other people nuts sometimes. Hell, it even drives me a little batty.


I need to stop and listen more. To my thoughts, to others and to my body. I need to not judge myself (or others) so harshly.

I’m finding that the longer I do it, Jiu Jitsu is making me look at my character flaws rather than just my physical ones. I really thought it was just about challenging and changing my physical self. Ha! The joke is on me… in a good way.

Happy Thursday y’all! What do you have planned for the long weekend?

4 thoughts on “Just listen

  1. Chill. Go with the flow. Yea, I know. Easier said than done sometimes but don’t judge yourself. Be kind to yourself.

  2. The older I get, the less I over think things. All it does is make me unhappy. I do what I can and let the chips fall where they may (mmmmm….chips). I do my best and deal with things as they come. Thinking just gets in the way of happiness. 🙂

  3. I tend to be an over-thinker and over-planner too. I need to go with the flow more often.

    Sounds like Jiu Jitsu was just the thing for you.

  4. You’ve got me for company on the planning part of the bell curve.

    It is interesting how one activity is so far-reaching.

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