I know these days it’s hard when all we see is the hustle and the go go go. Seems like everyone on our feed is getting so much done in their lives + we’re left wondering how in the world do they do it. But it’s important to remember that rest is necessary and that giving yourself a break isn’t seen as weak.
We weren’t made to keep running on no fuel and constantly be in a state of panic + stress over our to-do lists. I find myself being so angry for not using every minute of my day to work and feeling like I’m not doing enough but the truth is that we’re all doing the best we can + we all need that time with ourselves to read, take a walk, be with friends. And all you can do is take everything as it comes one day at a time. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring so don’t get wrapped up in it. It’s okay to take it slow and focus on your mental health. We’re all human, not machines. “No, you can’t blame yourself, you’re just human.” @george_ezra gets it👌🏼
This is the ultimate truth! Thank you @skylar for the reminder💫
2222 hours ago
I needed a pep talk today. Feeling like I can’t get caught up, can’t get all the things done, and nothing is working right.
Well...no one expects us to do all the things all the time. I shouldn’t expect it of myself, either. 🤷♀️
I have to choose some days to give myself a break. Rest when I need to. Take time away from my biz to fix a place in my ceiling where the plaster fell from all the rain this weekend. Finish some, but not all of the work I planned to do today. .
It’s ok. I’m ok. Biz will be ok. House will be ok. .
Do what you can, when you can, and give yourself a break when you can’t do it ALL.🙌❤️
When we don’t know how to be compassionate with ourselves, we may default to blaming, shaming, and bashing ourselves. It is common to believe that being hard on ourselves helps us toe the line. The reality is that it doesn’t, in fact it makes it worse!
Imagine instead, that you have a compassionate friend on the inside who empathizes with you, helps you take care of yourself, and shows you how to be kind to yourself. Maybe this is hard to imagine right now, but it doesn’t have to be. We can learn to be our own compassionate friend.
3039 hours ago
Sure love 💕 my husband. We took the prettiest walk recently. He makes my heart happy. 🎊🎉
Sometimes it’s little things like being thoughtful or just constant despite crazy schedules and always about being a great dad.
Hug someone you love today and hope you share some place pretty together! Scroll for beautiful beaches! 🏝
Two of the best feelings in the world as a mom:
1. Receiving a handwritten note from our kids telling us about how amazing we are. 💪💗
2. A clean and dry sink after a chaotic morning preparing the kids for school. 😊🙌 Like or comment below if you agree with us!
22313 hours ago
Healing is a very similar process to grieving; it takes time, it can be exhausting, and it is truly emotional.
It also happens at your own pace. Do not rush it. Do not feel pressure to heal faster because someone else seemed to, or because someone else thinks you should be 'better' by now.
And remember, the ways in which you think you need to heal, are not always the ways in which you will heal.
But heal you will. Together we will make sure of that. 😚
GIVE | YOURSELF | A | BREAK ⠀
You can’t be ‘on form’ everyday and that’s ok. Some days are you might not be ‘living your best life’ hold on in their be kind to yourself, put your earphones in and listen to some comforting music, watch your favourite film, have a long bath or an early night... whatever your idea of self care is. Just do it! ⠀
Anyone else have moments of wondering what on earth is going on and is everyone else just making it up as they go along? 😂
As a kid I remember thinking my parents and pretty much all adults were omniscient, they knew EVERYTHING and knew exactly what they were doing. Now as an adult myself I realise it’s definitely not that simple, and there is a certain degree of ‘blagging it’ involved in most things 🤷🏼♀️
If you disagree and have things figured out, tips would be appreciated 👍🏻
Also, 👉🏻 swipe right for my hilarious “What do you want?” face when Will said my name and immediately took a picture I wasn’t expecting 🤦🏼♀️
For sale: eggs and potatoes (in a slang word :))
N.O.Z. means Not On Sundays.
Signs like this can be found in the area where I grew up, a rural region where a lot of professing Christians live.
I love these signs, they always make me smile!! NOZ became an expression for me and my mum, meaning “give yourself a day at home with some quiet time and without obligations.”
Cheers wishing you NOZ today 🌼🌸🌼
Look who got freed from work FOUR hours earlyyyyy
...bro... what a day to be alive.
This afternoon shall be spent hibernating in the Rainbow Cave 🌈☁️🌈☀️🌈
Drinking tea, online shopping (and not actually spending because... well... I’m stingy AF), getting lost in a wormhole of YouTube, snuggling me hot water bottle and becoming at one with this damn fine fluffy blanket.
And I ABSOLUTELY, 10000% REFUSE to feel guilty about ‘not achieving anything’ or losing out of money and will NOT be nagging myself for being ‘lazy’... because I’m knackered.
My brain cells are frazzled and only the sloth life shall do today thank you very muchly.
Ps. Sunday is a ‘day of rest’ as well, and I’ve worked every Sunday since the beginning of time.
Take that ya moany old brain farts.
Be kind to ya self lads.
Cocoon yourself in that god damn blanket.
1 week left of self care awareness and self improvement tips in yo face! Yesterday's was very fittingly... Day 22: Give yourself a break 🙌
Whether this means mental health day, a small luxurious respite, or really just giving yourself some grace and letting yourself off the hook for something. We are human. We are our biggest critics. And many of us try to do all the things. It's OK if you say or do something a bit out of character, or that you regret. It's ok if things don't go the way you planned it's ok if you just couldn't do it all. Let it go. Start fresh your best another day. But, really truly let it go. And be proud of all that really is. The trick here is that you gotta love you to be able to feel that you are worthy of being given a break. Treat your mind, body and soul kindly, as a priority, and self-love will come around ❤️ Day 22 Affirmation: I deserve the best and accept it now.