You can’t do everything.
I guess this goes hand-in-hand with my last post about the spoon theory but I think it’s something important I talk about. It’s been over 2 months since I’ve made a blog post, and that’s been hard. It’s not that I have writer’s block- I’ve had many different ideas of things that would be great to talk about! But there have been two barriers; brain fog and time.
It’s a vicious cycle, you see. I’ve had a massive couple of months (I say this as if I don’t say that after every few months!) and that’s meant I’ve had less time to write. When I have sat down, prepared to write up a storm I’ve been met with the vacant stare that is my brain. (Now, I think I will write a blog post specifically about brain fog so stay tuned for that.) But what I’m trying to explain is that I’ve been so busy, and starting to write a blog post has been enormously difficult because I’ve been short on time and my brain just isn’t cooperating the way I would like it to.
If you didn’t already know, I’m a perfectionist. Like I’m a REAL PERFECTIONIST. But I’ve had to accept that I can’t do it all. As much as I would love to have all my school work handed in on time, be posting on social media everyday, and getting to all my appointments, it’s just NOT POSSIBLE.
We have to treat ourselves with kindness, allow ourselves some leniency – and that goes for everyone whether you are suffering with chronic illness or not. Take the pressure off. You don’t need to be perfect all the time.
So yeah, I’m not doing everything I’d like to be doing, and that’s okay.
I’m not posting as much as I want, and that’s okay.
And I think writing this blog post will just give me something to look at on days when I’m feeling inadequate, and give people encouragement that they don’t have to be doing “everything” to be a good, successful person. As the famous Ron Swanson once said, “never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.”
It’s an ongoing battle I’m facing- accepting imperfection- but I think this blog post gives me one up on my high expectations.
It’s short and sweet, but it’s all I’ve got.
Hopefully I’ll be posting more here soon. If not, just know that it actually might be a good thing!
For anyone who might be struggling with this very same thing, I’ve created a little print that you can purchase as a little reminder that you really can’t do everything!
Check it out here: https://colourofoctober.com.au/store/