Live Your Life UnapologeticallyPosted by Lindsay on May 19, 2021 in Health Blog | Comments Off on Live Your Life Unapologetically
There is so much pressure these days to be the best parent, be the model employee, eat healthy, look good etc.. Are all of these things feasible? How much does it matter? The answer is it only matters if it is important to you. You hear people talk about being perfectionists or striving to be perfect. The dictionary defines perfection as the “condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects”. This is not realistic, we all have and will continue to have flaws, and that is ok. Living up to all of life’s pressures, keeps us overscheduled, overcritical of ourselves, stressed out, anxious and unhappy.
So, how do you free yourself of all of these pressures? You should to take stock of those things that are important to you and then strive to live the way that accomplishes those things. Just because something is important to someone else it might now be that important to you.
Think of a working Mom. This Mom may have been an employee that worked 70-80 hours per week and then had kids. Now she feels pressure to take care of the kids, guilty when she is not with them, guilty when she is not working as much as she did before. It is entirely possible that since having kids this Mom’s priorities have shifted. Maybe being the model employee is not as important as having a balance by working 40-50 hours a week, and being home each night for dinner and having weekend days with her kids. This is ok, and she should not have to make excuses or apologize for the shift in priorities.
Life is full of changes. Those changes challenge us to rethink what is important and what is not. You get to choose what is important to you and what is not, without feeling the need to apologize for it or justify yourself.
Live the way you want, the way that nourishes your soul and makes you feel like a whole, happy person and be confident about it.