- Running a household and career
- Being the good cook
- A good CEO
- Keeping your man happy
- Your body fit
- Went to gym everyday and pushed me to do it
- Run a half marathon
- Fasted for a week
- Vegan for 2 years
- Push myself to create businesses
- Spent too much money on the house/car etc
And you would think that all of that stuff would make me happy.
Nope. I was miserable for most of these. I pushed myself too hard because I thought these things NEEDED to happen.
Why did they need to happen?
I wanted to be healthy but hold on – Isn’t mental health and happiness more important than pushing myself to do things I’ve decided is necessary.
Isn’t life supposed to be fun?
Yes I know that physical health is important – But do I need to push myself so hard to achieve these things?
I know that the health industry is telling me I should.
But I know how it goes. I push myself for a few months until I can’t do it any longer; like most normal people.
I get burnt out and just can’t do it anymore until a few months later when I start the cycle again.
That’s not healthy.
There must be a middle ground.
Just because I CAN push myself doesn’t mean I SHOULD.
I’ve decided I’m saying NO to things that don’t serve me long-term, regardless of what society says is good for me.
I’m going to do what makes me happy.
I’m going to take my time with everything – I’m not going to push too hard so that I can get to where I want to be and enjoy the journey.
I want to create good healthy habits long term.
No more pressure.