Can we just take a breath? Women, just take a deep breath. Relax. And just put our life on pause?
Your magazines are telling you how to grow thicker longer hair, how to be better in bed, and how to get the body of your dreams. Your TV is telling you how to have brighter whiter teeth, with flawless hair and makeup.
Your mailbox is sending you ads for Victoria’s Secret’s annual sale, and you should cash in now, so you can feel as sexy as these women look.
The self-help books are telling you how to find the perfect man. How to be better at relationships.How to deal with your “problems” and your “baggage.”
JUST PUT THEM DOWN
Your Pinterest board mocks you, because no matter how hard you try, your life, your parties, your crafts, your recipes, your boyfriend, your house, your children will never look or be as perfect as the items you pin on your board.
RELEASE YOUR STANDARDS OF PERFECTION
If you are single, people wonder when you are going to settle down. If you are over 30–people REALLY wonder when you are going to settle down. Will you ever get married? Or will you be an old maid?
If you are dating, people wonder when you will get engaged.
If you are married, people wonder when you will have kids. When you have kids, people wonder when you will have another one. When you have a career, kids, and a husband–people ask you how you juggle it all.
PUT IT OUT OF YOUR MIND
All of these visual cues to be better, to be more, to be an improved version of yourself…just for five minutes, stop trying to be everything your social media is trying to tell you to be.
For one minute, I just want to be enough. Because I am enough.