Raise your hand if there is some aspect of your life you want to change… to improve. C’ mon. Get it up there. This isn’t a mental exercise. You’re human. And one of the joys frustrations of being human is our tireless pursuit of perfection. The perfect job. The perfect relationship. The perfect life. The problem is, none of us find perfection. At least not the way we imagined it to be. Perhaps because that sort of perfection doesn’t actually exist.
Unless you’ve been on some radical Internet detox program until just now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the nearly naked picture of Amy Schumer. I’m not sure what I like better: the fact that the photo is honest — no airbrushing away her “imperfections” to promote an impossible standard of beauty that the vast majority of women can NEVER achieve — or how she described it.
How do we maintain our childlike sense of wonder and creativity amongst the reality of bills, deadlines, and dirty dishes? We – as adults – can’t just create and play and nap all day long, or we’d be homeless. And I think this is where we all get so frustrated, in this world of affirmations and manifestations. How can our modern lives coexist with this spirit of magic and presence?
It sucks, right? The whole reason you started your business was to help people live healthier, more balanced lives. Your students, clients, and followers look to you to model this. They probably think you wake up with the sunrise, drink coconut water out of real coconuts, and do Tree Pose on the beach in flowing white garments. The reality? In order to run a successful business – no matter how good you are or how happy it makes you – most of your time involves computer-related tasks. Website edits, accounting and bookkeeping (joy), program and product development, blog posts, scheduling, and EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL.