less than super human

It’s completely ok to take a break sometimes.

It’s ok to admit that you need time out.

It’s ok to then take said ‘time out’ to rejuvenate your soul.

It’s your right, and honestly, it’s your obligation to yourself to do this every now and then.

We so often find ourselves biting off more than we can chew, thinking more is better, thinking that by doing more we are living more and fulfilling ourselves… When really, majority of the time, all we are doing is bee lining to burn out zones…

We need to be kind to ourselves and on the same note; we need to be kind to others if we see them needing time out. Sometimes a few words “it’s ok, you are ONE person, you aren’t expected to do IT ALL”.. are all it takes. Whether you are saying this to a friend, a colleague or yourself.. just that quiet reassurance that we are only human and cannot take on the work or the stressors of a thousand men, is all we need.

No one should expect us to be these crazy, high and mighty creatures filling our every moment, and not stopping to breathe and regroup.. and if they do?… They can go right ahead and see themselves to the door… because although some pushing, to a degree is a good thing in life, pushing to the edge, is not!

We are human not super human… We all live and breathe the same air, we all must eat and sleep to survive… We must remind ourselves of this, and sometimes remind others.

We all have different capacities, I completely understand that… but we also need to be aware of our limits…be more in tune with our souls.

We should do our best, and leave the rest for another time… another day… And we need to learn to be ok with this, because more often than not, it’s our own guilt that chews through our mind, not the words of others. We tend to be our own worst enemy instead of our own best friend.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“Show up, shine, let go” ~ Danielle LaPorte ..

Powerful simplicity.

We can only give what we have, no more… and that’s OK because we get the chance to….

……. shine on tomorrow.


~ Coming out from the wood works, I’m back! – linking in with the lovely Jess for IBOT,  I can’t wait to head over and read some other posts ~

September 10, 2013 - 6:48 am

Rhianna - Yes yes yes! This is so true. If we are not kind to ourselves and don’t look after ourselves we wont be able to look after everyone else.

Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses and thanks for the reminder

September 10, 2013 - 7:23 am

Lydia C. Lee - I think it’s really good to take breaks from things, focus on just one thing (or something else) then start again… that’s what holidays are – taking a step away from everything normal.

September 10, 2013 - 8:53 am

Me - So very true !!!! I wish that more people would read this and realise that life is the journey and it’s not about the destination – it’s about having fun on the way.
Have the best day !

September 10, 2013 - 9:27 am

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit - So true!
Found you for the first time via IBOT.
Great to meet you 🙂
Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

September 10, 2013 - 9:27 am

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit - PS Love the title of your blog.

September 10, 2013 - 10:06 am

Lyndal - much love to you sistah. so proud of you xx

September 10, 2013 - 10:30 am

Eleise @ A Very Blended Family - This is one lesson I wish I had learnt earlier in life. It is so important to be kind to yourself and give yourself a break! Often it gives you the perspective you have been lacking.

September 10, 2013 - 10:53 am

Tegan - Yes! This is something that I regularly tell my partner. He has a hard time saying no to people and then burns out. I’m a firm believer in that you can’t be of help to anyone if you don’t look after yourself. I like the analogy of putting your face mask on in the event of a plane crash before trying to help anyone else. You can’t help anyone if you can’t breathe.

September 10, 2013 - 11:29 am

[email protected] - This is so important Meagan, I hope you’re being kind to yourself.
Good to see you back, hun xx

September 10, 2013 - 11:30 am

Miss Cinders - I recently grabbed hold of taking a break from everything, and it’s the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time.

I am enjoying things I haven’t enjoyed for a long time, all because I realized I needed to stop and I did.

Awesome post 🙂

MC x

P.S. Welcome back 🙂

September 10, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset - Amen sista! Breathe, let go and live and let live. We can’t do it all, nor should we be expected to. I hope you are taking care of you and filling that soul with goodness every day. xox Aroha

September 10, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Sam Stone @ A Life on Venus - So very true. I just had to reassess myself and it felt good to let go and ask for help!

September 10, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Erin @ Eat Play Bond - Oh so true! If we don’t give ourselves a break who will? Great reminder and great post 🙂

September 10, 2013 - 2:30 pm

EssentiallyJess - Well said! I’m currently at the point of trying to work out how to balance my time better, and what I need to say no to. It’s easier said than done unfortunately

September 10, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Emily @ Have a laugh on me - Great to have you back – I wondered where you’d been. I agree with every word you wrote. I am so over committed with paid work right now it’s hard to juggle things I LOVE! Even my children are getting less attention, but we need the money. I will take the message from this though, and just chillax when I can xx

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