Unspoken Conversations are the topics that are often swept under the carpet, whispered amongst the closest of friends and bitched about by many. I want to create awareness about difficult things that people face in life; grief, mental health, money, illnesses, family troubles, relationship difficulties and putting yourself first. I want to tell the truth about things that really matter.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

It's okay to...

As I delve into this blogging world I realise that there are many other bloggers out there with great ideas for creating awareness about things that MATTER!

Today, I am jumping on board the "it's okay" link up except it's not Thursday and I'm not technical smechnical enough to edit the picture to make it Wednesday (haha).

Are you a perfectionist?

Do you freak out if things don't go to plan? Do you panic when you have a list as long as your arm and people keep asking you to do something that will just take 5 minutes but you don't have 5 minutes but you say yes anyway because you're scared that they will see you as incompetent if you say no?

Do you struggle with being GREAT in every aspect of your life?


Well then, from one stress-head, ex-perfectionist to another....TODAY your challenge is to acknowledge the things that you are okay with.

To realise, that it's okay to say no. It's okay not to get every single item on your long list of 1000 items ticked off in just one day. It's okay NOT to be PERFECT. It's okay to leave the dishes on the sink until the next morning every now and again. It's OKAY to be tired and grumpy from times.

This might be a daunting task for those control freak super perfectionist people out there WHO never JUSTIFY that it's OKAY not to be PERFECT all of the time...but trust me, it will feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

Haha, this is perfection...okay...so you can't see my face, but the timing of this shot is PERFECT!

I will start to give you a couple of examples.

So here goes...

It's okay... that my house isn't always spotlessly clean. I work full time, we're renovating, and I'd much rather spend my time and energy catching up with friends, painting outside, spending me time in the bath and quality time with my with fiance on the couch then rushing around sweeping and mopping the floors every time a spot of dirt breaches the cleanliness.

It's okay... that I don't like being around people ALL of the time. I need my own space to think and BREATH.

It's okay...that I get grumpy and frustrated at times.

It's okay...that I worry about money. Not excessively, but I do worry about going out and collecting the mail and finding ANOTHER bill that I'll have to fit into our budget. I guess it's part of growing up and taking on responsibility.

It's okay...that I'M NOT PERFECT. I'm not even close. But I do try my hardest to be there for my friends, family and partner, to contribute my ideas at work and to be the best possible person that I can be.

It's okay...that I can't afford to buy those super cute jeans in the Target window because my money is going towards something much more rewarding and that's our future and OUR HOLIDAY!

It's okay...that I've suffered from a mental health illness. It doesn't define me, it just makes me the strong person that I am today.

Let go of being perfect and then you get cheesy photos like this!

Why do I think it's a good idea to take the time to write down what you are okay with?

Because then you can take a step back and realise that it's OKAY to worry. It's OKAY not to be HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME - who is? It's OKAY to worry about money, most people do. It's OKAY to NOT BE PERFECT.

We place too much pressure on ourselves to be GREAT in every aspect of our lives... it's simply not possible.

Take 5 minutes to jot down 2 points that you are okay with.

You'll feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

And remember...it's okay!


Look after yourself and those around you,

Kirsty xxx

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