There is no such thing as superwoman.
You cannot do it all. You don’t have to.
The other moms who look like they have it all together are just good at faking it. It’s absolutely okay if you just decide to be real and admit that you don’t have it all together. Being real is always less stressful than putting up a facade. Less stress equals more happiness.
There is this myth that today’s women need to be able to work full time, raise amazingly perfect children, keep an immaculately clean and decorated house, volunteer in their kid’s classrooms and at church, be an amazing wife, stay in great shape, and have an active calendar of social events with friends. There is not a single person on this planet who can do all of these things.
God says that we “can do all things through His strength” but he also says “Come to me all who are weary”. Because in God we find that there isn’t an insurmountable to do list that needs to be tackled, instead we find a love and a joy and a peace that can only be found by resting in Him.
When was the last time you said “no”?
When was the last time that you pulled yourself away from the loudness and the chaos and simply strived to be still?
When was the last time you admitted that you can’t do it all, out loud, to someone else?
When was the last time you asked for help?
There is a time for doing hard things. There is a time for pushing ourselves to become better. But these times should not be all of the time, for all things.
Everything is important to someone. But everything should not be important to you. You must decide what is important and remove yourself from everything else.
Did you know that it is harder to say “no” to someone than to say “yes”? Practice the art of saying “no” and letting go. It is not your burden to carry until you decide to pick it up. And you can always lay down your burdens if you realize that they are no longer valuable to you.
Rest today. Allow yourself the opportunity to think and to ponder.
We were blessed with the gift of life to enjoy it, not to fill it to the brim with “stuff”.
Say “no”. Ask for help. Enjoy your life. You only get this one.