I’m having a hard slow morning. Tired, upset with myself over my own short comings, feeling weak, feeling useless, wishing I was more verbally sharp and aggressive. Feeling like an idiot because I can’t make people leave us alone…
Today is Adventure Sunday. I’m not up for it today. At least, I don’t think I am. I know my sis puts a lot of planning into adventure Sunday. So I hate to disappoint, but some days, I’m not up for it.
So today, my sis gave me a hug and told me we don’t have to do Adventure sunday, but can we just have lunch outside on the beach? I can do that part. Then she says we need to go to the deli and get stuff for lunch. I like the deli, it’s near a good book shop. From the book shop, maybe we can go to the record shop down the street…
I know what she’s doing… she’s nudging me outside for a different adventure.
Sometimes her nudging really ticks me off. Sometimes, I find, I’m Ok with her nudging. Sometimes her nudging really helps me get going and I’m happy to have the helpful nudge.
On the other hand, there have been times where she hasn’t nudged at all, not one tiny nudge and that makes me think she’s giving up on me… and then I get mad at myself and try and get motivated.
How do others react to nudging… do you see it as helpful or hurtful?