So many of us were taught that being productive is the only way to live one’s life. Anything else is “laziness.”
Sometimes, the things that we have been taught need to be reexamined.
The all-or-nothing approach to life is not a balanced one. It is one of the reasons that so many of us seem to have issues with balancing the all of the things we have going on in our lives. We just cannot seem to win.
When we choose to do something that is fun and breathes life into us, even when there are things that stare us in the face that need to be done, we do NOT need to feel shame and guilt for doing so. We may even hear those damned voices loud and telling us otherwise.
So many of us have come to believe that life is “black or white,” “good or bad,” “either (this) or (that).” Others fall in the middle with a belief that life is “gray,” all being mixtures of the two.
I have learned (and am continuing to learn) that explanations are not all that simple.
Life is BOTH black-and-white, good-and-bad, this-and-that. Recognizing this as truth allows for us to face the difficult things AND enjoy ourselves in the process. Learning to rid ourselves of the shame and guilt of life is not easy, but by learning how to enjoy life in the midst of all the tough stuff is important!
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