Here’s a hard but important truth: Sometimes you have to choose.
Sometimes you have to choose between having time to rest and recharge vs. doing something exciting and fun.
Between pursuing thinness vs. pursuing sanity around food.
Between pursuing a career you love vs. a career that will make your life feel balanced.
Is it possible to have both? Maybe! Eventually! In some form!
But here in the present moment, we usually have to prioritize. We need to know what we’ll choose when push comes to shove. Even if it feels like both things are extremely important, there’s usually one thing that takes precedence, even subconsciously.
But why let it be subconscious? Life is easier if you make your prioritization explicit. That way, you don’t have to be jealous of other people who are thin or have a high-earning career, for example, if you are choosing to prioritize sanity around food or a balanced work life. Every choice has trade-offs, and you can make peace with yours.
Prioritizing is an act of kindness. It is saying to yourself: I will accept the limitations of reality.
What are your dreams for your life? How can you prioritize them, for the week ahead?
How can you give yourself a break?