It’s pretty common for me to start my day thinking I will get a lot done.
A lot, like way more than I can handle.
I always do this, then when the end of the day rolls around I feel defeated. Why should I feel good about myself when I didn’t accomplish all the things I wanted to?
We are constantly being held to high standards and being told to multi-task, to use that five minutes of down time to be productive in another way.
When did it become a requirement to get so much done in one day to feel successful?
I’m a mom
A full time student
That’s a lot to be doing, so if I can do all of this shouldn’t that be enough?
The society we live in is incapable of taking a moment to just appreciate who we are and how we got here. Instead, constant stress about things we could be doing invades our minds.
I make lists with way too many tasks, I beat myself up to when it doesn’t get done, and not a single thing on that list is ever related to self care.
I am working on slowing down, making myself a priority, and only giving myself what I can handle.
Its time to press the reset button, determine our goals, and understand that if we can’t get it all done that’s not a failure, it’s reality.
Write it down.
Say it out loud.
Remind your friends.
We only get this life, these moments, use your time wisely but do not forget to live freely.