It’s easy for today’s woman to fall into the Superwoman Syndrome. We give each other advice on how to multitask to accomplish goals. We offer our services to others, and become the go-to person. We take care of children, our husbands, our homes, help with homework, prepare meals, give baths, grocery shop, work outside the home and the list goes on. We’re readily available with our high tech phones and i-pads and at some point become social media influencers. Forget lists, we need graphs to keep up with everything that we have to do. Have I mentioned extended family. Yes, we make ourselves available to them too. Sometimes adrenaline is what keeps us going because we have completely exhausted ourselves or in time we like the rush. It can evidently become an addiction if we’re not careful.
Learning to say no or taking a break is an not option for the Superwoman. We believe that we can do it all and some how we manage to do just that. One of the hardest things that I had to do was to say no and accept that I’m not Superwoman. I also had to make it clear that I no longer wanted to be the go-to person who solves everybody’s problems. I notified people that they needed to become responsible and solve their own problems. I’ve learned to take breaks from social media and blogging. My health was on the line.
I have to admit, I felt guilty initially. As time went on, I felt relieved and what others thought of me no longer mattered. I was good enough the way I am, and I wasn’t living to please everybody else in this world. For those who thought differently they could kick rocks. Those who wanted to remain in my life eventually accepted my new attitude, and my new outlook on life. It was freeing! I encourage each of you to take an assessment of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. If it’s for the wrong reasons, stop.
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