You’re browsing through Facebook or Instagram and you come across someone and think ‘Why do they have everything and I don’t?’
They don’t have everything. I promise.
It’s just not possible. (Unless they are The Queen… are they The Queen?)
Your life will never be perfect. Now I’m not saying you’ll never be happy, of course you will. Things will never just be an easy ride though. Sooner or later there will be a blip. A small blip or a big blip but a blip nonetheless.
You have to accept that as being part of life. That person who you think has it all, they’ve just learnt to deal with the blips more effectively.
She may look pristine and poised with her post gym selfie but you know for a fact that her baby spit up in her hair this morning, her toddler spilled orange juice in her bag and her husband is away with work for another three days!
She’s keeping her shit together though because she knows everything is only temporary and tomorrow she wont care about the sick in her hair because she’ll probably have poop under her fingernails instead!
My point is, it’s not the end of the world and dealing with this shit (literally in her case) is preparing you, her and everyone else to tackle the challenges.
Do you ever notice that once something goes wrong EVERYTHING goes wrong? It’s because you’re expecting it to go wrong now.
So you knocked the cereal box over and there’s corn flakes all over the floor. So what. Did you lose an eye?
Take a deep breath, let your kids eat cereal from the floor, they’ll love it!
Just kidding. Sweep it up, vac it up and scoop it back in the box if the floor is reasonable clean. And by reasonably clean I mean you mopped it a week ago…
If you’re right on the edge all of the time then the slightest thing will make you snap. I know, I’ve been there. For years I was there.
It takes time and patience (that was a new word for me too).
Deep breaths. Realise that it is just not that important. If you kept your kids alive today you can do the same again tomorrow and that is all anyone can hope for.
Eventually the laundry will fester so much that it will walk itself to the machine. You might have to actually feed the children though, I know, effort right?
Frozen pizza or a packet of instant noodles is fine. Chop some apple and banana up for dessert and voila!
Now go take that post gym selfie, add a “I’m shit hot” filter, post it on Instagram and there you go. You are now in the elite of ‘fake it til you make it’ 😉 ∞♥
Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.
Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,
next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂
Be happy and keep smiling 😀