Nah, I’m not here to call anyone names.
I want to talk about Balance.
Sounds easy enough, right?
Well, I find myself often comparing my life to others via social media. Shocking, I know. Somedays I can’t imagine life without social media & what a positive impact it has had on my life, and other days I wonder how I’d feel about myself if I wasn’t looking at other people’s highlight reel day in and day out.
Anyways- that’s a topic for another day.
I want to talk about this thing we keep chasing, striving for- Balance. At least the thing I keep chasing….
Is it real? Can it be?
When I think about being balanced, I think of the golden woman holding the scales. Can I have a cheeseburger in one and my running shoes in the other?
What about when I just eat the cheeseburger….. three days in a row…..
Too often I justify my poor choices in food or really anything in life and just call it “Hashtag Balance”. I’m not saying you should never eat a donut or go out for drinks, but when bad habits continue to creep back into your life, using the word balance as your crutch just ain’t gonna cut it.
I’ve said it before, & I’ll say it again, I’m not on a journey toward health to punish myself, I do it because I love myself. Why should I continue to self sabotage and call it balance? Who knows. I’m working on it.
I just want to publicly pledge that I’m done looking to others for comparison, and I’m done hiding behind bad food decisions. I think Balance is a totally independent thing, and when we spend so much time trying to model our own off of someone else’s, we end up exhausted, drained, and further from the actual thing we are trying to obtain. Does that make sense?
So, go ahead and eat that donut, but do it because you want too, feel like you can/should, and won’t feel guilty about it later… not because someone on Instagram said you can. When you continue to make poor decisions in your life, call yourself out. Don’t hide behind trendy terms that make you feel okay about yourself. Find what works for you, and do just that. Model a life after the one you vision for yourself, not the snapshots of someone on social media with a cool picture and a rockin’ filter. (hey! Insert waving emoji).
Live your best life, don’t get too caught up in portraying someone else’s definition of perfection, ok?
Do you. love yourself. be your own.