Sometimes it is good to accept the imperfect. For far too long we have been inundated with what perfection should be. The perfect house, the perfect children, the perfect job, the perfect neighbourhood … the perfect life. It seems ironic, as a blogger who wants to help you achieve an inspired lifestyle, we would start a post focusing on the imperfect.
Well I think that is just it. We not only feel inspired by others, but also empowered by who we are. It's important to pause and ask yourself - what you want, what truly makes you happy. The smiling faces of those next to a perfectly manicured lawn, or children in their clean and matching outfits might be something you aspire to achieve – and that is amazing. However, if that image brings you anxiety, or a feeling of defeat – that is also ok – because it is natural. The adage, more you have the more you want – that is the ultimate result of consumerism and that means with physical things, but also the emotional impact social media can bring about. It is ok to not want to achieve that 'perfect' lifestyle.
It's about what makes you feel whole. It is ok not to want the big house, the high paying job, the hustle and bustle of a scheduled life. It is ok to want a humble home, to work enough to provide for your family. You don’t have to be an author of a best-selling novel, to be someone that has millions of followers – if you prefer a sense of calm and quiet to keep your mind and body healthy – then that is what you do. I know that my imperfect life, is perfect for me.
In fact, we read an article recently that put things into perspective – especially as we often put the pressures of society on ourselves. In it, it states "…bigger isn't always better and the individual matters." You are enough. Check out this article that not only empowers you to live your truth, but to be accepting of it. What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?