I heard this quote this morning and it completely jumped out at me.
I said a really loud YES!
I felt a shift deep within that felt like a weight had lifted off my shoulders.
As a mum, I thought I must have it all. I must be able to do everything.
Be a great mum, spend all my time with my daughter, have a clean house, run a thriving business, be a best friend, cook meals, be a loving wife etc etc...
But this saying "You can have it all, just not all at once" made me realise I am chasing a ghost. Something that I can't see or ever grab hold of.
Reality is, I can have everything I want but to do so, other things need to shift and change.
One week I may be completely present and spending all my time with my daughter, but then my business is pushed aside. Then other weeks I might be super productive in my business but the house looks like a bomb has hit it.
Can you relate?
We put this pressure on ourselves that we need to have it together, all the time, but we can't. I give you permission to throw that out the window.
Instead, embrace what you need to each and every day and be okay knowing it will change day to day.
One day you may be totally immersed in your career, another day you may just be mum and another day you may be cleaning the house and doing all the washing. But remember, to try and be all that at once is impossible.
Take that weight off your shoulders and just be what you need to be. No one can have it all, unless they have a lot of help, and even then, that isn't them having it all. That is them having a team behind them.
You are doing the best you can and that is perfect. So keep doing that and be okay with knowing some things may slip here and there.
You won't be on all the time. You may have a messy house sometimes, but that is real life. Not a facade.
Do you try and have it all? What feelings or emotions come up for you when you try to have it all at once? Share with us in the comments below.
Be happy & healthy,
21/1/2016 07:05:37 am
Absolutely, I couldn't agree more! And once we realise this, then life becomes much more enjoyable because you have taken the pressure off yourself xx
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