…to have dishes sitting in the sink.
…to not have thousands of dollars in the bank.
…to sleep in on Saturdays.
…to work on one project at a time.
…to not do laundry every day.
…to not have a set of six-pack abs.
…to be thankful for what you have.
…to feel overwhelmed sometimes.
…to ask for help.
…to aspire to be something more.
…to not be like everyone else.
…to not like to run in the winter.
…to eat a cheesy piece of pizza for dinner.
…to eat another piece for breakfast.
…to spend a day in pajamas.
…to laugh right after.
…to not be perfect.
…to let life happen naturally.
…to love yourself for who you are.
Yesterday, I had one of those days. You know the kind. It wasn’t really bad but I wasn’t feeling on top of my game. I felt a little sad and a little stressed. Nothing happened that set me off…I just felt down. Then, I started thinking about the things I could do to lift my spirits. I had a serious conversation with Lee…who is always so level-headed. I need to learn to relax. I need to learn that it is impossible for me to do everything, all of the time, and be perfect 100% of that time. I need to chill out.
Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves? There is so much that I want to do but just cannot right now because of time or money. Does that really make me a failure? Absolutely not. I am still young and I have my entire life ahead of me. There is no timeline and no deadline. Maybe I can’t do everything I want right now, but why does that have to mean it will never happen? I need to focus on the here and now and embrace where I am. I have an amazing fiancé, amazing friends, an amazing family, and two great jobs that I love…so, why in the world would I want or need more? I guess it’s just that ‘striving for perfection’ trap that I tend to fall into way too often and that I need to learn to avoid. Starting now.
I had my bad day. I reflected on what I needed to do to make it better. The first step? Removing the pressure. Removing that desire for perfection. I’m going to be me and love the person I am. This is, after all, the only life we get. Why waste it by having bad days?
With much Love and Laughter,
Something to share: Do you find yourself striving for perfection or putting too much pressure on yourself? How do you deal with stress and find balance in your life?