Taking the pressure off

The past 6 months haven been quite crazy with a lot of things going on. Fun things and not so fun things. But I’m still going strong. And I’m actually pretty damn happy. 

Taking the pressure off

I expect a lot from myself, I’m a perfectionist and I don’t want to fail. I’ve been juggling with 10 jobs while some pretty drastic things were happening in my personal life. Still I wanted to succeed in everything. I wanted to do my jobs perfectly, have a social life, be fit, eat healthy, be superhappy and so on. The funny thing is, I’ve sort of accomplished these things. Sort of. I’m not easily satisfied with the work I do. But somehow I’ve learned to be sort of satisfied anyway. Just because of one simple thought:

It’s okay being not okay.

I want you to think about it.

This simple yet very powerful thought takes the pressure off so many things. Life is not about rainbows and butterflies all the time. That would be pretty damn boring. We would not appreciate the good moments if we would not have bad moments. It is an amazing thing that we can experience emotions. That we can be happy. An unhappy. This is what makes life worth living. And this is what makes us human.

So next time you’re beating yourself up for something, take a walk and try to think of this simple line. Take a deep breath and try to accept the way you feel, even if this is not how you want to feel. Don’t be too hard on yourself, because that will make things only harder. Tomorrow is a new day!

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  1. Stephanie

    True story! =)

    • Lisa


  2. Sophia

    This article is exactly what I need right now. I have been feeling down all day because I feel like I haven’t been living up to “my standards”.

    I struggle with finding balance and prioritizing and I feel like I’m failing. Anyway, tomorrow is a brand new day. I just have to figure out what I really need to do and stop worrying about the stuff that is less important.

    Thanks for this article!

    • Lisa

      I’m happy this article helped you Sophia 🙂 we shouldn’t make life harder than it already is. All the best to you <3 xxx

  3. Roos

    Thanks Lisa you’re awesome!!

    • Lisa

      🙂 xxxx

  4. Heleen

    I like it very much that you share the bad times too, although you sort of accomplished all your struggles, lovely and something to look up to. xxx

    • Lisa

      That means a lot, thank you so much Heleen <3 xxx

  5. Charlotte

    Thank you Lisa for these honest words. It’s hard keeping up with everyone around you, working out, being ‘social’, working, studying, keeping up the house (hate it), cooking healthy. Oh my gosh. You’re right, it doesn’t always need to be perfect. Should be my new mantra. Thanks!

    • Lisa

      Thank you Charlotte for saying that. It has become my mantra and it has helped me a lot. I hope it will help you as well <3 xxx