A tortoise only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.

What does “sticking your neck out” mean to you?

I used to think about provoking.

Saying something that others would disagree with.

When thinking about the tortoise, who only moves forward with its head out, I see that it can be everyday things. 

The only things we need to provoke are our own limiting ideas.

When it comes to finding time for what really matters to you, these are a few ways you can stick your neck out.

  • Make a plan – and dare to deviate from it. Too many of the women I help don’t plan at all since they are afraid they can’t stick to it – and then they will feel bad. Others are afraid they will lose their spontaneity if they plan. Remember, a plan is not there to restrict you, it is meant to support you. Dare to plan and dare to change your plan.
  • Only spend time with people because you want to. Skip the visits and check-ins you do out of duty. Not only will this free up time, it will give you relief and energy. Over time you may find yourself wanting to meet some of these people but only when you feel like it. They will notice the difference!
  • Do something you have wanted to do a long time but you have put off, thinking you “didn’t have time” to do it.

None of us makes progress staying inside shells built of habits and ideas of what we “should” be doing.

Stick your neck out.

I am looking forward to hearing about your progress!


  1. That's what I'm currently learning! That it's ok to deviate from the plan :) I'm also pretty close to doing something I wanted to do for a long time, I just have to remember what it is!! :)))

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    2. Oh I am so happy to hear that! Whenever I forget something I tell myself that if it is important it will come back to me :)

  2. Thanjs again for your insight. I'm taking a new approach to home learning on our second lock dien. 'I want to support my children as best I can' best sums up my thinking. Previously I was overwhelmed with all the work they should do oon top of my own work. Fingers crossed this change is permanant. We're only on day 3 this time.

  3. I like your approach. I read something today that I find relevant about doing the best we can: "Your best means doing the best you can do while being your best." In other words, don't overdo it. Make sure you feel good too. Your children will be fine. :)