I have had a mini revelation as I sit here on a coffee break during a dining room clear out and clean up. I saw a picture of someone doing squats in their morning routine and started thinking about exercise and fitting it in to my day. And I realised a lot of my stress comes from worrying so much about trying to do everything and be everything. Trying to get fit and healthy, trying to be the perfect mother, trying to keep the house tidy. And it all ends up paralyzing me! I end up sitting, doing absolutely nothing because I feel so utterly overwhelmed.
And I’ve come to the conclusion that if I can fit in an exercise class, it’s great. But if I can’t because I’m doing other things that are important to me, that is fine too. If I’m rushing around all day doing this, that and the other, and get to the evening exhausted, and don’t want to go out to walk, that is ok. Health is about all aspects. It’s time to step back, take a breath and just enjoy life as it happens. I’m not a gym bunny, I’m not a domestic goddess, I’m not a perfect mum or wife. But if I take away the belief that I have to be all things to all people I can be a lot more than the stressed out nervous wreck shaking on the sofa.
Thought I’d share this, because I doubt I’m alone in this.
If you can’t do it all, IT’S OKAY!