You are enough. You are good enough, smart enough, and you don’t have to prove anything to anyone else anymore.
Great. Words to live by.
Then why do we push ourselves so hard? Always wanting more, wanting to be more, give more, spend more, have more?
I don’t know about you, but I have to remind myself all the time that I am okay just the way I am. Even though I’m not skinny enough or young enough or fast enough or whatever enough. I always want more. I push and push until I’m exhausted.
So just unplug for a little while. Take a break. Take it easy. Put your feet up. Sit at the pool and just do NOTHING.
Ask yourself “What is the most important things I can do for myself right now?” now go do that.
It might be take a nap, drink some water, or have a cookie. But go do it.
We should be happy as we move through our day, especially if we are self-employed. We should be able to allow ourselves the downtime we need. I do think, when we are our own boss, that we tend to drive ourselves hard, to push even harder and to not let up because we are wearing all the hats and doing every single thing that needs to be done.
I am there now. But reminding myself that I am enough, exactly as I am right now… in all my imperfections… is really the only way I can get through a day because the judging inside my head is always going to be there.
So let’s do ourselves a favor and go easy and take beaks and remember to have fun because we’re not getting out of this life alive….so we might as well enJOY the ride!