Yesterday the weight of trying to be a superwoman came down upon me. Everyday I strive to do it all and be great at everything I have to do both professional and personal, but sometimes it’s hard to manage it all. While sometimes I manage to do it, other times being superwoman can just be too much. Where do we find the strength to keep being superwoman?
The key to being a superwoman is finding a way to be present in all areas of your life. At work, at home, in your personal relationships everyone wants you to be 100% there. They want you to preform and while you want the same thing, balancing all of the many hats that you wear can become stressful. This brings us to where I am right now, looking for my second wind and wondering why I’m always trying to be superwoman.
I know that a lot of this need to be superwoman comes from wanting to be in control everything. I’m a planner and like to anticipate what’s coming at me and when I can’t I feel as though I failed. This time I’m feeling overwhelmed with work and the demand there, my family wants to see me more, my friends need me, managing living on my own, my personal life, and maintaing a writing career.
I’m learning, slowly, that there’s are a lot of things that are going to happen each day and I can’t control them. I have to find a way to accept that and do what I can. I have to find a way to turn down my perfectionist ways and see that even if I don’t get everything done life goes on. Just because I can’t do it all doesn’t mean I’m less of a woman, or have lost my superwoman strength.