There’s great freedom in admitting that you don’t have it all together, whatever ‘it’ is.
It’s easy to look at others and see their greatness, but then only see our faults. It makes you think you don’t have it together… like everyone else.
So much energy is then spent on trying to hide what we perceive is wrong about our current life, business, finances, relationships, etc. Then we think something is wrong with us and that we need to hide ourselves too. It becomes a huge burden that can’t simply be overcome by more accomplishments or achievements.
The first step in releasing the heaviness you place on yourself is self-acceptance. Acknowledge where you are and make it (and you) okay. Breathe. Relax.
You may not like your current circumstances. It may not be where you’d like to be. That’s okay.
Practicing Self-Acceptance doesn’t mean that you’re settling with what is. It means that you’re making room to honor yourself as whole and complete… *and* acknowledging that where you are is not what you want.
There’s room for both. Your circumstances don’t define who you are.
I see the act of ‘keeping it together’ as something similar to holding your breath. The longer you try to hold it in, the more struggle it is. The less life you get to live.
So, if you’re struggling to keep it all together for fear that others will think less of you, let yourself breathe. Take a couple deep breaths now.
Let go of your self-imposed pressure and judgments. Practice loving and accepting yourself. Make room for stumbles and hiccups. They’re all part of the process.
And from this lighter space, go out and create what you desire.