Being an adult is hard. Being a woman is stressful. Striving to accomplish everything is exhausting.
I totally get it.
Take a deep breath.
It’s so easy to be your biggest and worst critic, to think that everything you do isn’t right. To compare yourself to everyone else and put yourself down before you even think about building yourself up.
It feels like sometimes your best doesn’t even compare to other people’s worst. You just want to throw in the towel because you’re so discouraged.
You’re only human; you are allowed to make mistakes. You’re allowed to struggle and you’re allowed to learn from these experiences.
You don’t feel like you’re a good enough friend, you can’t get relationships right, you find days you struggle at work or school and there are days you wake up and you just don’t want to get out of bed because you think to yourself, “honestly what is the point?”
I promise you even on your worst days there is someone suffering through the same things. There is another girl out there who is overly stressed, who is to the point of giving up and breaking down in tears.
You have to give yourself more credit than you do. You have to first start believing in yourself before you can expect others to do so.
Wake up in the morning and instead of putting yourself down bring yourself up. Find something good and remind yourself of those qualities.
Life is what you make of it and if you’re constantly putting yourself down you’re going to miss out on so much.
And for those people that are constantly telling you that everything you’re doing and deciding is wrong, so what? Everyone is so quick to pass judgment on others and the things they do without thinking that the words they are spewing out of their mouth have a continuous impact on someone.
You are you and you are enough.
You weren’t born to fit into a box, the world and society are constantly changing and trying to constrict you to conform to be a certain way and no one is always runway ready, in fact, that is rarely the case.
Stop trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations and start living up to your own.
It’s too exhausting to try and be what everyone else wants you to be. Be the person you want to be.
Life isn’t always beautiful, it’s messy and chaotic and sometimes you need two glasses of wine and an entire chocolate bar to get through the day. Sometimes you need to scream and cry and other days you laugh and smile.
I promise you’re not doing everything wrong, it’s just a mindset you’ve let yourself get stuck in and it’s time to break out from it.
Stop worrying about the rest of the world and focus on your own because you’ll never be enough for everyone. You’ll never please the masses and that’s okay.
Don’t give up. Take a step back, take a deep breath. You deserve to be happy, you deserve to smile and you deserve to be and do whatever the hell you want.
I know that it’s hard to accept that fact, I know it’s easy to shrug and roll your eyes and feel defeated but you’re not. You are stronger and smarter than you think.
It’s time to stop focusing on all the negative and rechanneling that energy into something positive.
Love yourself, I promise it is okay, you’re not getting it all wrong and you’re doing much better than you give yourself credit for.
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