Logic and intuition are funny elements of our daily lives.
Sometimes they go hand in hand and complement one another. Like when you feel something in your gut and your brain says, “yes! this makes sense, follow along.”
Other times, they battle. Your head says one thing and your heart says another. They may both make fair points and have their own rationale, but they just disagree on the matter.
That’s the place I’ve been in lately. My head and my heart have been battling.
My head was saying, “You’re a great cheerleading coach. You add value to the program. You’re talented. You’ve been doing this forever. You’re making a positive difference in your community and with your athletes.”
My heart was saying, “Slow down. Your family needs you more. You’re too spread thin. You deserve to give yourself just as much love as you constantly pour out to others.”
Neither is wrong. They can both be right. There can be space to hold all of it inside of you.
But what do you do? How do you decide?
For me, I have to get really quiet. I have to close my eyes, take a deep breath, and filter away the noise. I have to remove myself from the tug of war.
And then I have to trust my heart.
It’s always guided me in the right direction. It’s never led me astray, even if it didn’t make sense in the moment.
So in this case, my heart won.
I chose to slow down.
It didn’t make the decision any easier. It didn’t stop the tears from flowing. And it doesn’t remove some of the doubt that still creeps in.
But it does give me inner peace.
And these days, that’s worth it.