Pardon me while I ramble. (and I’ll share some fun and hopefully relaxing photos) I had a revelation this week while trying to figure out how I was going to fit in all the things…again. I know I’ve already talked about that many times I’m sure. So, maybe this revelation is not new. All that aside, I realized that it is impossible for me to do everything. And guess what, it’s impossible for you too. Because you see I have friends who are going through the same thing and feeling exactly the same way. It’s just too much. We have expected too much.
I know, I know, some of you out there would probably beg to differ. You’ve got everything under control and you are doing everything every single day. Well, if this is you, I say ‘hat’s off to you’! Maybe you can share your secret with me or even just a tiny bit of your super powers.
Because, honestly, this is where I falter – comparison. When I see those moms out there who have it altogether and are juggling all the things, first I sit in wonder at how. And, then I just start to feel less than enough. Not good. If you are more like me than supergirl then come on over and sit awhile. Yes, that’s right sit.
You see, along with my revelation of the fact that I can’t do it all, came the revelation that I don’t have to do it all. Hmmm what does that look like you ask?? Well, for me it means that something is going to go undone. If I’m working on a project in our home, then maybe the sink fills up with dirty dishes for a day or two. If I need to clean house for a day, then maybe I neglect the extras of my job like social media. If I’m spending time with my kids on fall break doing nothing then maybe all these things happen plus the laundry piles up on the couch waiting to be put away and I don’t blog at all. 😳 And, in all these instances nothing bad happened! No one went hungry. Everyone had clean clothes to wear. People were picked up on time. You guys didn’t abandon me. (thanks by the way) And so on.
What I’m trying to do here in the midst of all this rambling is to encourage you to give yourself a break. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself. Take a minute and breathe. It’s necessary to life – yours and everyone else’s. I think as women in today’s American culture, bearing everyone’s burdens (to the point of mental and physical exhaustion) has become a badge of honor. We are all so stressed out and exhausted. Since when is that a good thing, for anyone??
Okay, ramble over. From me to you – I give you permission to let one (or two) things slide this weekend for the greater good. After all, those things aren’t going anywhere, I promise the dishes will still be there tomorrow. 😉 Go have coffee with a friend. Go on a walk with your hubby. Watch a movie with your kids. Or just SIT and do absolutely nothing. You have my permission. 😀 Have a blessed weekend friends!! I’ll be back in the swing of things next week with some DIY goodies!
“Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 NKJV