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crying my eyes out

*Think it Thursday* and crying my eyes out –

Last week I was working with a client to release perfectionism.

We talked about letting go of the, “do it all,” “do it perfect,” mentality that was overwhelming her.

We talked about the mean girl in her head who was telling her she shouldn’t need help and she should be doing more and managing it all better.

I asked her, “what will happen if you keep trying to have it “all together”?”

She thought about it and came to realize, she would explode. She would not be holding anything together at all, because she would finally collapse under the weight of it all.

That was her realization. And then there was mine…

Fast forward just a bit.

5 days ago I was having a complete emotional breakdown.

I had been really sick and was at that point – I needed help.

Help with kids, help with a grocery store run, help with food. I hated asking for help. I didn’t want to put anyone out. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone by cancelling my appointments.

To be honest, I was crying my eyes out.

I could see myself, and I could see my client – one in the same– both struggling to be okay with simply being human.

You see, you and me (and her) – we are not that different.

We’re all just human, sometimes expecting something superhuman from ourselves.

We believe a lie that we are supposed to be better than our best. We expect of ourselves more than we would ever expect of anyone else. We talk down to ourselves, rather than having our own back.

What if today you are human, and that’s okay?

What if you have flaws?

What if sometimes you need help?

What if you’re perfectly imperfect, exactly as you’re supposed to be?

And what if I am too?


Have a great day, one thought at a time!

-Molly Claire