Alex and Frances from @violetgraydesign invited me to be a part of this very special project – the #imperfectlymeVG insta flash mob! This project is all about encouraging us to share our imperfections; to get real, to get raw and to get vulnerable.
One thing I’ve really struggled to embrace about myself is that I can be quite unmotivated at times and disconnected with myself and what my body needs.
So to properly understand I’ll give you a brief overview on my life.
I work in the community services industry that predominately deals with clients that have experienced significant trauma in their lives. Working closely with these clients can be a tough gig. I nurture them, support them, and encourage them to be the best possible version of themselves. I put 110% into my working day. The highs are amazing. I change lives. The lows however can be really difficult. Clients that I have been working with for years can, in a blink of an eye, undo all their hard work when it comes to improving their quality of life. Then you’re then back to square one…again.
I am a caring person by nature so when clients experience these bad days (and there are always more bad days than good) I take an energetic hit. My mind, body and spirit can suffer because I get invested in wanting to see them succeed.
So where does my lack of motivation and disconnection with my body come into the picture? When I put unconditional love and effort into helping people around me be their best possible selves, I can sometimes neglect myself by putting me last. I can be quite unmotivated by ignoring what my mind, body and spirit needs and as a result get burnt out. I can come home energetically drained and instead of going to yoga or the gym, which is what my body is craving, I sit on the couch with my dog drinking wine watching reruns of Sex and The City. It can be a constant battle but I’m finding that each day is a lesson and I need to focus on not being so hard on myself for skipping a week of exercising.
I’m learning to put myself first, work on my connection with my body and fully embrace these perfect imperfections of mine. Without nurturing myself first, I can’t be fully of service to anyone else.
NOTE: My beautiful chakra necklace is the throat chakra. This baby is helping me with my communication, confidence and above all willpower to properly love, cherish and nurture myself.
Thank you Violet Gray for organising this amazing movement!
I hope this post will encourage you to embrace and celebrate your imperfections. x