Do I Always have to be Living my Best Life?




I'm a big reader, podcast listener, audiobook fan - pretty much if something has interesting information I'm on board.


Throughout the years I've read or listened to lots of books about how to get the most out of your workday, how to create a successful business, and generally how to live your best life.


And it's exhausting.


I'm currently listening to a book that encourages you to think about your next day in positive ways before you go to sleep. It's telling me, "Don't look at your phone first thing in the morning. Wake up early and meditate. Start your day off right!"


I know that all of the advice I've been given is well intentioned and I know they're encouraging me to be the go-getter that the author knows I can be.


But sometimes I just want to have a day.


Some days I don't want to take on the world.


Some days I don't want pressure myself to become the millionaire I'm apparently supposed to be.


Some days I don't want to feel guilty about the fact that I didn't wake up at 4 am to run, meditate, peacefully drink my tea for an hour, and have 15 moments of gratitude.

In fact, I would say about half of my days, I just want to have a day where I get some work done, maybe go on a walk, fold a load of laundry, and be satisfied with that.


When I read some of these books, I wonder when these people actually have time to live. They all have these crazy checklists of things to do in the morning and at night with no room for fluidity. If we have time to binge a show, then we have time to take an online course. If we have time to scroll on our phones for 20 minutes, then we have time to meditate. If we have time to take a nap then we have time to take a walk.


It's like we have to be ON all the time.


So, I guess this is your anti-accomplishment blog post.


Go take that nap, binge that show, scroll on your phone for a bit, and just LET GO.


God knows we have enough demands on us without demanding the very best of our free time.

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