Does this sound like something you’ve thought or said recently?
Aren’t we all just waiting for life to “calm down” to then finally be able to tackle our goals, dreams and desires? Maybe it’s eating more healthy, living a life more in alignment with the earth, starting a family, beginning therapy, changing careers or paying bills...whatever “it” is...we all can probably relate that pushing it out a little feels harmless in the moment, but then daunting as we notice how far away we are from recognizing our hopes. It’s easier to procrastinate and yes...we live lives full of such competing priorities, that it can be paralyzing deciding which to tackle first.
But doing something is better than waiting. B/c the hard truth is...life isn’t going to slow wayyyy down, pause or stop for you to catch up. You just have to decide that now is the time and start taking control back over how you spend your time and what’s important to you.
Often times, I hear this in working with mamas, honestly, all along their motherhood journey... “Once my kids are in school, I’ll...” or “I’ll be ready to work on my marriage once...”.
Here’s the thing...
A relationship isn’t going to simply better itself. It takes nurturing and intention.
A messy house full of too much “stuff” isn’t going to magically go away on its own...if it’s making you overwhelmed...start getting rid of sh*t.
If debt collectors keep calling, make a plan for yourself.
Face life. Stop “waiting” for life to calm down. It’s only going to change it’s course and flow in a different direction.
Show up for yourself. And ask for help when you don’t know where to begin. We all get in over our own heads and are too close to see the path at times. An outsiders perspective can be just the boost you might need.
Not intended to be “tough love”. Instead a boost of confidence to tackle life. (B/c becoming a mama can make you feel like you’re the one that’s being tackled all too many times.)