The past 6 months haven been quite crazy with a lot of things going on. Fun things and not so fun things. But I’m still going strong. And I’m actually pretty damn happy.
Taking the pressure off
I expect a lot from myself, I’m a perfectionist and I don’t want to fail. I’ve been juggling with 10 jobs while some pretty drastic things were happening in my personal life. Still I wanted to succeed in everything. I wanted to do my jobs perfectly, have a social life, be fit, eat healthy, be superhappy and so on. The funny thing is, I’ve sort of accomplished these things. Sort of. I’m not easily satisfied with the work I do. But somehow I’ve learned to be sort of satisfied anyway. Just because of one simple thought:
It’s okay being not okay.
I want you to think about it.
This simple yet very powerful thought takes the pressure off so many things. Life is not about rainbows and butterflies all the time. That would be pretty damn boring. We would not appreciate the good moments if we would not have bad moments. It is an amazing thing that we can experience emotions. That we can be happy. An unhappy. This is what makes life worth living. And this is what makes us human.
So next time you’re beating yourself up for something, take a walk and try to think of this simple line. Take a deep breath and try to accept the way you feel, even if this is not how you want to feel. Don’t be too hard on yourself, because that will make things only harder. Tomorrow is a new day!