Balancing the Busy

It’s been just over a week since we got from a magical honeymoon (more on that coming soon) and, what can I say, I have the post honeymoon blues.

Rushing Woman Syndrome - Balancing the busy

Being back in the mundane day to day has had me seriously questioning the way our world works. It really bothers me that 15 days of leave is the norm. It bothers me that travel and rest isn’t more of a priority. It bothers me that people become so obsessed with working that they neglect their families and their own souls.

Our bodies aren’t built for the life we’re living. We’re running from one thing to the next, trying to be the most perfect wife, friend, sister, blogger, professional, because no matter what we do, we are ‘never really enough’. We believe we need to do more, have more, be more, to be significant.

I’m calling BS. Big time.

YOU are enough. YOU are magnificent. YOU are a miracle.

Perfection is a lie and you will run yourself into the ground trying to achieve it.

So, here I am, on the brink of an adventure of self discovery. I’m on a journey to learn how to treat myself the best I can, in order to be the best version of myself I can be. Imperfectly perfect, grateful for the everyday, happy. I hope you will join me.

Here’s what I’m promising myself throughout this journey:

  1. Make rest a priority (make time to breathe, put your legs up, stretch, nap)
  2. Eat whole, good foods (because it’s the cornerstone of feeling good)
  3. Remind myself daily that I am enough (especially when I start with negative self talk)
  4. Practice daily gratitude (Follow my gratitude project on Instagram #CBgratitude365)

If you have some time (and even if you don’t) watch this TED talk by Dr Libby Weaver on how our bodies cope in modern times with cavewoman biochemistry. It’s worth it, I promise:

In the words of Dr Libby, “Please remember that life is precious, that you are precious, and to treat yourself accordingly”.

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Jenna-Leigh de Wit

Blogger and Social Media Strategist. In ♡ with the idea of inspiring with words & photographs.

2 Comments
  1. Congratulations on your marriage! I enjoyed reading this post and the reminder to make time for the things and people that matter in our worlds, the things that makes life worth living.

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