As I type this (several days before posting because #organised), I’m a bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal down and feeling the sweet sweet relief that comes with throwing on your comfy joggers after a day at work. So what better time to share a cheeky little rambly blog post with you, right? Here goes…
I’m not sure it’s ever been enough for me to be successful at one thing. I need to be successful at several things to actually feel like irl legit successful.
Lately, I’ve been juggling several things, all of which I want to continually ace and improve at. My day job, my side-hustle, my mental health, my blog (OMG, shortlisted for my first award!!!) and a new podcast project. Not particularly in that order of importance because I probably put equal weighting on them all.
When you start to do well at things, or start new things with enthusiasm, it’s hard not to get sucked in to wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was. That’s really tough, particularly when you’re pushing and pulling your energy and passion in several different directions.
But that’s who I am. It’s not enough to put 100% into one thing – because I only get one thing out of it (and what if that one thing doesn’t pan out?). If I can divide that energy and passion between multiple things, then I can achieve lots of things out of it. Right?
Well nah actually, probs not. The word “burnout” comes to mind. I’m not there yet, but it does tend to creep up on you.
The good news is that I’ve been feeling hella inspired lately to #girlboss my life and everything in it. The bad news is the intense need to succeed and maintain momentum with that success which can be pretty damn crippling the minute things don’t go to plan. Especially when things not going to plan usually results in binge-eating biscuits and assuming the fetal position.
So what am I going to do about this? Get organised, hopefully. Be patient and continue to do the things that fire me up in the best way, but not let it exhaust me. I’m going to take the breaks I need to take, when I need to take them, and not beat myself up for not having enough hours in the day to achieve everything, all the time.
I’m hoping this post will serve as a reminder of how far I’ve come, and that good days, and even weeks are possible when you can be excited about your successes but not let them drown you.