As a single parent, entrepreneur and community leader, I felt a tremendous amount of pressure to make sure I was working really, really hard in order to stay focused on my responsibilities. It’s a part of life to manage our day-to-day duties. But when it starts to affect us as individuals, that is where we need to take a step back.
We all think that if we just get through this week or this month, things will be better. If we just finish this one big project at work, things will calm down. If we just make it to Monday, then the stress won’t be as bad. THEN we can start looking at prioritizing our health.
But when the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves fail us, the impact of how we seemingly “failed” ourselves knocks down our confidence. The inner critic has a loud voice. It can trick our minds into thinking we need to do more – be more – take on more!
This is a vicious cycle that keeps us running on the hamster wheel of life. As a result, it stops us from really living out our lives with more harmony.