I just watched an @towers432 Vlog with my mom after doing my horses and it really got me thinking.
I have spoken to so many people lately who have said they are burnt out or battling with health or mental wellbeing and have apologized to me because they have had a bad day (I do it too). And my reaction is always like whoa why are you apologizing?
After thinking about it a lot I realized just how much we are pressured, by ourselves, by society, to be ‘on’ all the time. People get annoyed if you don’t message them back instantly or reply to the email within 5 minutes and we are constantly expected to be doing more and riding more and getting further and whoa, it is exhausting. You can’t even have a bad day. And I don’t mean a milk it bad day I mean a legitimate something really sad or tough has happened and I need to process it bad day. Or even an “I feel like I’m letting myself down today and I need a moment to get my head in check” moment.
But here’s the thing, everyone has bad days. Everyone has days where their mind is on other things and they don’t perform like they want to, or they are physically exhausted from doing too much so their body can’t hold out. And you know what, sometimes you need a bad day. You need a bad day to turn off the manic voice in your head and refocus on our priorities. You need to let yourself have bad days, and then make the next day better. And that’s totally OK. I can guarantee even the biggest businessmen and top athletes have bad days. And they give themselves permission to have a bad day. The only difference is they take it and make the next day better rather than sinking into a downward spiral. So, I am going to try to allow myself (and my horses) to have the odd bad day without bashing myself. And then I’m going to try to get better. 🤷🏼♀️