Have you ever had so much happen, good and bad, at one time that you shouted “Okay universe, enough!”
When stress and sleeplessness replace ease and comfort as the norm, you feel like you’re losing control…control of your life, emotions, sense of discernment, and focus. Everyone feels pressure from time to time, but what do you do when it feels like that pressure just might crush you?
When this happened to me a mere month ago I panicked. I felt like a failure for not being able to keep my shit together, a failure to be more and do more, and a failure at being perfect.
As I spoke these exact words to my mentor, she said “Marianne, it doesn’t sound to me like you’re making mistakes. It’s sounds to me like you’re just being human.”
I thought about that for a long time. I asked myself if it was really okay to be human and imperfect. Is it okay to say “no” when you can’t take anymore, to be disliked by people, and make mistakes in life? This may seem like elementary things to some of you, for me (especially as a business owner) this was very profound.
But what a relief to know that EVERYONE is the same. We are all in the same boat and no one is exempt. I still have to remind myself daily that I am simply human, doing my best. But what a load off! I hope that all of you will also be gentle and forgiving with yourselves. And remember that who you are now is exactly enough.