Friday, October 25, 2013

Breaking Expectations to Have Fun on Fridays

Hey Folks,
I'm taking a day off from posting a recipe.

Why you ask?

Because I can.

And because I promised myself I would only keep up with the blogging if I was having fun doing it. And that I wouldn't feel obligated to do it just because I felt someone else would expect it of me. Because I was the one that created that expectation in the first place by posting recipes every Tuesday and Friday for months. No-one asked me to. No-one is paying me to. I don't even know how many people try my recipes. Okay - except Sheri - she tries almost all of them. And I'm pretty sure Severa tries quite a few.

So its really my own expectation. And if someone is disappointed it will be that they didn't get a recipe. I don't think they will be disappointed in me. I need to learn to separate the task or action and the person (me). It will give me the strength to say no to tasks or actions that aren't beneficial for my health, my family, my mind.

Its okay to not meet expectations once in a while. Its not that I'm purposely setting out not to meet other peoples expectations, but I am learning to applaud myself when I stop myself from plowing ahead. Plowing ahead into doing something that I really don't want to do, that isn't fun and that is actually only an expectation of others because I set the expectation in the first place.

Remember, I'm on a mission to balance my body and my mind. And for me, balancing my mind means giving myself a break. Not being my own worst enemy by doing things for all the wrong reasons. I am getting to know myself.

Its liberating to let go of the perfectionist side of myself. To admit that things are hard sometimes. That I can't do it all. That I need help. That I'm not perfect. That I struggle with things.

So there you go. I didn't do a recipe on a Friday even though its what I'm "supposed" to do.

And today I'm going to have fun. Fun with my daughter and husband because we have a free day. No school. No work. Okay - I'll admit. I'm trying to make a batch of paleorogies (paleo perogies).  But for me. Because I think that is fun!

Have a fun Friday.

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