Today I woke up feeling the pressure. The pressure to clean the house and be beautiful plus school the children and sneak a piece of chocolate cake while they’re not looking.
Who puts this pressure on me? Maybe the dirty laundry and dishes are sending signals to my subconscious. In reality it’s just me, myself, and I applying the pressure. My husband does not demand an immaculate dwelling. My children would rather have the day off, but I think it should all be done by lunch.
Let’s not forget online pressure. That opens up another door. There’s pressure to be involved, to be marketing, to be funny, to jump into all the newest social groups, to write the perfect 140 characters, to make a viral video. Once again, who is applying this pressure? Me, myself, and I.
My first impulse was to pull the covers over my head, but my children wouldn’t let me stay in bed. My second decision was to stay in the shower until all the hot water ran out, but once again my children wouldn’t let me. So instead, I decided to do everything in halves. I’m schooling one child. I’m working on half my list of things to do. I’m only eating half a piece of cake – scratch that – I’m eating the whole piece of cake!
This post is linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped hosted by Chatting at the Sky.
What pressure do you put yourself under that is unnecessary? Why not let it go for one day?