Whether you’ve had a bad day at work, are going through a breakup, or just can’t seem to shake your mood, we all get the blues from time to time. Here are some of the most popular quotes that we have shared on our Instagram to help you re-energize, refresh, and feel inspired.
1It’s okay to not do it all.
A rhetoric now exists about women who can and should “do it all.” But balancing multiple priorities including career, family, friends, working out, finding time for yourself and personal projects can be overwhelming.
So here’s a reminder that you shouldn’t hold yourself to unrealistic, Super-woman standards, and don’t be afraid to delegate when you have too much on your plate!
2Be there for others but never leave yourself behind
The self care trend has been hot lately, and for good reason. No matter how busy life gets, it’s important to make space in your life for “me time” – whether that means getting a workout in, unwinding in the bath, or finding a few minutes to meditate. Taking care of yourself will also help you care for others more effectively.
So remember to spoil yourself – it’s the opposite of selfish!
3If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
Comparing your life to others is never a healthy practice, and it becomes even more toxic when your expectations become based around idealizations of carefully curated highlight reels on social media. It seems that the grass is always greener – but the reality could in fact be far from the truth.
Instead, focus on practicing an attitude of gratitude for all that you appreciate in your life. This shift in perspective will actually make you feel happier!
4Be patient with yourself.
It’s about the journey, not the destination. So don’t be hard on yourself if you aren’t where you thought you would be at this age or stage of your life. Who is? Being patient does not mean that you are settling or giving up; but rather, it’s recognizing that everything takes time and there are great lessons to be learned along the way.
So stop and smell the roses, embrace the in-between moments, and remember that Rome (and Beyoncé) wasn’t built in a day.
5We’re in this together.
You’re not alone! When you feel isolated or down, reach out and use your support system to help bring up your mood. Make plans to meet up with a friend, or just pick up the phone and have a chat. Its amazing what feeling connected to others can do, and usually those close to us can relate to or sympathize with what we are going through.
It’s true: We all need somebody to leeeeean on.