Hey there, awesome readers!
So, on Tuesday I confessed to you that I was late and shared some thoughts on the importance of not losing yourself to your “obligations” *cough* (laundry) and how we must remind ourselves to keep doing the things we love, even when we get busy. For me, it’s this blog.
More importantly than making time for our own personal interests, is not beating ourselves up when things slide a little. I’ll be the first to admit that once upon a long time ago the hamster would keep me up at night if I didn’t get to something that I had intended to do. Sometimes it was going to the gym; other times it was that last load of laundry.
Then one day I realized that beating myself up … lying awake at night, chastising myself for whatever it was I didn’t get to that day, was not making me get more done. Instead, it was just me putting energy into futility. As soon as I put the proverbial gloves down and attached an attitude of casualness to my own expectations, something shifted.
Now I’m not giving you an excuse for letting professional commitments slide. And I’m not saying that missing the next 3,700 gym workouts is the way to go. What I AM saying is that we juggle – all of us – and sometimes you need to set one of those balls aside for a bit.
AND THAT’S OKAY.
Speaking from experience, this post was supposed to go up yesterday (Friday). And look. It’s Saturday and as far as I know, the sky isn’t about to fall, and the sun did indeed rise this morning. (At least I think it did. It’s hard to tell with all these Montreal clouds in the way.)
Will the REAL key to self acceptance please stand up?
It’s all about setting realistic expectations, prioritising, and showing a little compassion towards the most important person in your life – YOU.
Speaking of priorities, one of the reasons why there’s a pile of laundry
screaming silently waiting for me in my laundry room is because I have this new writing gig. I’ve added a column for Inspades News to my repertoire of media outlets.
Click here to read my latest column where I share secrets to help remote workers channel their inner efficiency spirit animal. (Spoiler alert: while writing this piece, I may or may not have been wearing lipstick. I’ll let you come to your own conclusion.)
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