Can I be honest for a moment? Balancing life’s tasks has never come naturally to me…..ever. It is something that I have to be intentional about working on daily. This past Friday on my way home from work I called my husband in tears. My frustration with my ability to balance twenty things at once came to a head. I know it isn’t realistic to think that I can possibly do twenty things at once, but the over achiever in me thinks otherwise. Friday was what I needed, a good cleansing of the soul. I truly believe sometimes you just need to let it all out. I honestly need to do it more often.
After collecting myself, I gave myself grace. Grace is something I don’t give myself nearly enough. It’s something that all of us have to be better about doing, especially us as women. Most of us multitask naturally. And have lots of plates spinning at one time. And when one (or more) crashes we sometimes take it to heart when we shouldn’t. I am very good at putting unrealistic expectations on myself. We all do it.
Dress: Who What Wear x Target/ Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)/ Bag: Thrifted/ Earrings: Kate Landry
So, I am making a true effort to speak up when I need help. I know, no one can do it the way you do it. I’m sure that thought just crossed your mind. This may very well be true, but just because it isn’t your way, doesn’t mean it is the wrong way. Ouch! I am speaking directly to myself right now. Letting go of control is hard stuff! That’s a post for a whole other day.
I want to encourage you this week to give yourself grace when the plates may fall, be kind to yourself if you mess up, and don’t be hesitant in delegating tasks to those who offer to help.
I hope you all have a peaceful and productive week!