Being amazing at everything and feeling and looking amazing gets you through life, but there is a cost. High standards, often a family motto or a school mantra growing up, can be very useful, and then you get older and more and more responsibility and everything cannot be achieved in a day, no matter how hard you try.
The title of this organisation is JUST BE HUMAN and it took a long time to get to this. It took 5 years of living with anxiety, it took years of hiding my dyslexia and it took a number of years to realise that yes, I could try and be perfect in all my roles such as a mother, wife, manager but there was a cost. Concentration, lack of sleep, forgetting to eat all started to collide. This is my story and you have your own story. The expression ‘its ok not to be ok’ is a conversation with yourself, giving yourself permission with no strings attached. To day you may have not managed to be perfect, you gave it a good shot the day before and tomorrow you will be amazing and then you will have a rest day and then repeat.
I gave a 110 percent tells the world how hard you work or value what you do in life. It also sets the bar high. Are we helping our family, children and friends in their life if we strive for perfection and hide the cost this has on relationships or even our health? Permission to be human and for everyone else around you to be human as well can be the kindest gift. Today you might give 110 percent and look for balance the next day. If you expect to achieve perfection everyone around you will expect it. Imagine your most resourceful, proactive day where you achieve everything on your list and then the next day act it out again and again. Would you enjoy this, would you feel healthy and rested? Overcoming the need for perfection can be as easy as having a long break and enjoying it with no strings attached or guilt or shame in giving yourself 1 hour in your life for you. How about having the perfect break and setting that as a goal instead of the to do list.