What do you do when it all becomes too much? A numbed arm burning of exhaustion from swinging at life’s continuous curve balls. Do you persevere on, repeating to yourself that, “You can do this” as you focus on your 5 second reflection ? Or, do you feel the need to just press pause on everything and escape for a mini moment to repair?
Life is an amazing adventurous road trip, it’s the biggest adventure we’ll ever journey through. However, just like with any great road trip; pot holes, flat tires, gas tank running on empty and getting lost will occur. Because as awesome as life is, it isn’t perfect, by any means. No matter how organized you may be or how badass you are at multi-tasking, life gets messy, stressful and at times overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to take time for ourselves once in a while, block out the chaos and unplug. There is only one “you”, so make sure you take care of yourself. Being pulled in ten different directions puts a lot of wear and tear on a body and mind.
There was a time in my life when I felt like I was being hit over and over with life’s storms. Treading constantly to keep my head above water and just when I thought I was starting to make even the tiniest amount of progress, I’d be pulled under by another crashing wave. Pure exhaustion was the result of thinking I was cocky enough to take on the world and on my own. Faking it may work once in a while but, take it from me it’s not a permanent solution.
“I’m supposed to be the soldier who never blows his composure, even though I hold the weight of the whole world on my shoulders. I ain’t never supposed to show it, my crew ain’t supposed to know it….”. -Eminem
Baring the weight of your world and everyone else’s world solo wasn’t a program installed into our systems when we entered into this twisted world. There’s a reason why the phrase, “It takes a village” exists. Trust me, I know how difficult it may be for some of you out there to ask for help. Perhaps you think that admitting you need help shows a sign of weakness. Maybe you have asked for help in the past but, have ended more stressed out than you were before. Or, maybe it’s possible that you’re constantly trying to prove to everyone and even yourself that you can do it all (been there, still there).
Over the past few years I have learned that it is perfectly ok to not go it alone. It’s not your job. Your job is to live a crazy beautiful life, to make every dream you have a reality. Your job is to be a kind and sensitive human being who lends out a helping hand, a strong shoulder to be cried on and protective arms that offer hugs in times of need. Your job is to share that warming smile that flips others frowns and spread that contagious laugh to cure outside pessimism. Your job is to wake up every morning and just be the best possible version of you while conquering what you can handle. That’s your job.
Life is chaotic and will never stop being chaotic. Don’t get so blinded from pushing yourself to the brink that you end up pushing yourself over it.
“To live is to keep moving…” -Jerry Seinfeld.