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Struggling

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Hi loves!

Happy Sunday and hope everyone's having a great weekend! 

So I wasn't 100% sure whether I should write this post or not. But I reminded myself that my blog is about sharing my journey and moments with my readers. I should share how I'm feeling at the moment. I've probably shared these tips before but I'm going to remind myself and share them again. Hey, I may keep repeating myself until it actually happens.

Life has been insane lately. And I admit, its been a struggle. I'm desperately trying to keep up with all the demands but I'm...failing. I'm exhausted. I'm stressed. And quite honestly....I'm over this frantic lifestyle. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about feeling overwhelmed. I'm trying to stay focus and do things for myself but it's hard.

Here's what I keep reminding myself...

1. Don't beat myself up. I'm trying to accept what I'm feeling and not berate myself for "failing" or not doing things a certain way. I'm trying my best and that's all that matters. I can't continue to "beat myself up" for feeling this way. 

2. Not everyone's going to like me. I'm setting my boundaries and some people may not like it but in some cases, you have to be selfish and save yourself. It's your life and you only have one to live. People will try to push back but you gotta create the life you want. 

3. Be realistic. Sometimes I can live in fantasy land. Meaning I don't speak up enough because I think I can handle everything. It's ok to not do it all! In the blogging world especially, you see bloggers with 5 kids, huge house, and super successful business. Dude, it's impossible to do it all my yourself. Guarantee you that they have a few people helping them in the background. You can't do it ALL and that's ok. It really is. 

4. Do something nice for yourself. You have to treat yourself. I tend to feel guilty about spending money I don't have it doing something nice for myself. Pampering yourself is mandatory. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or expensive. Shoot, you don't even have to spend money. For example, this past week has been challenging. So instead of going to the gym, I decided to take "me" time. Right after work, I went home and had a glass of wine, made a bowl of pasta, my cat Lexi on the sofa with me and watch a Mary Higgins Clark movie. It was the perfect night and exactly what I needed. 

What do you do when you're struggling? What tips do you have for me?

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