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Women

Is it time to let go?

Do you feel like you are pushing a rock up a hill?

Recently, I have started to look at my life and wonder if the challenges we experience as a family with a child that has special needs are really necessary.

As women there are certain expectations put on us by society, family, friends and of course ourselves.  So, how do we meet them all without ending up hiding in the corner rocking backwards and forwards?

Where are you putting unnecessary pressure on yourself to do things perfectly?

I know for me I tend to look at others and feel like I should be doing things in the same way.  So, I put pressure on myself to conform to a certain way of life but due to our circumstances that is never going to work.

Are you living your life or someone else idea of how your life should look?  Having a plan for your life is great, setting goals and reaching for the stars is fantastic but it is important to ensure you are not suffering under the pressure of perfection.

There has been many times in my life where I have tried to conform and I have pushed and pushed, only to realise that plan was never for me, like putting a square in a circle shaped hole.  Have you ever felt like that?

As women its a great time to stand up and say its time to peel back the layers and find our true authentic self and only following your path and doing the things that feel right to you.

That will be different for each one of you, and you know what, that is okay.

I had a realisation this week that I stopped doing something I love to please someone else 11 years ago, 11 years ago.  What a long time to be serving others and forgetting about the most important person, ME!

I am now getting back on my path, awakening my true authentic self and letting go of anything that doesn’t feel right and yes that does include people as well.

A great time to remember some people come into your life for a short time and others for the long haul, the trick is knowing the difference and releasing those here for the short term.

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