I’ve had a hard few days. I’ve felt overwhelmed, stressed and helpless about some things in my life.
Usually I’m of the mindset of pull yourself up by your bootstraps, do the damn thing, get over your bad self, but not yesterday. Yesterday, I was just having a bad day. And I was expressing these feelings to Zack, and he suggested I just relax.
I had emails to reply to, work to do, a neverending to-do list. But he reminded me it was no use to go-go-go as usual, since I’m not productive when I’m feeling overwhelmed anyway. He said it’s okay to just relax and take a break. And so I did.
I lied down on the couch, snuggling my baby. I made an iced coffee and had some fresh fruit and just relaxed.
The emails can wait, the social media-ing (not a word) can wait. Everything can wait.
A lot of times, when you read other people’s blogs, and see other people’s Instagram accounts, their lives can seem really perfect. And comparison can creep in and steal your joy. But the truth is this: everyone has bad days, and no one’s life is perfect. And yes, you guessed it, comparison is the thief of joy.
And it’s okay to not be okay. Sometimes that’s just what you need.
And then other times, this is just what you need. To count your blessings and to let you know that your life is beautiful and perfect, just the way it is, in all of it’s messiness. I’m embracing it. All of it.
p.s. thanks to all of you for your sweet messages on snapchat yesterday! I felt so much love and it was just great to know that we are not alone in this! Love you all!