I get it. I know what the hustle's all about, and it's great. I've been hustling pretty much my whole life. I was taking care of my little brothers, doing the grocery shopping and cooking dinner by the time I was 8. I'm the first and only of my family to graduate from college. I've built a successful career, a successful marriage. If you've got it in you, I say go get em. Just be careful. The hustle is a way of life and once you're where you finally want to be, it's hard to change. I don't want to hustle anymore.
I know this is a reoccurring theme around these parts lately, and I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but so much of my time these days is spent trying to learn to relax and live a more carefree life.
On Thursday night I lost it in my therapist's office. I started crying and couldn't stop. The hustler is me is fighting so hard to stay in control. Sometimes it feels like I'm losing the battle to be who I truly want to be. Why can't I just take care of myself? Lately I've found myself going non-stop. I've been sick with a cold. You know it's true what they say about your mental health affecting your physical health. I haven't been taking breaks at work. I was meant to spend Saturday in the office, but after my little meltdown Thursday, I decided I better take a step back. Why does it always have to come to that, meltdowns?
I created this little stream of images to help me remember what's most important in this life, me. I will slow down. I will relax and I will take care of myself.
Right now I need daily, even hourly reminders to keep myself on track. I'd love links to your favorite mantras/images. Whatever it is that helps you be who you want to be. Until next time friends, XO.