Sunday, February 17, 2008

The myth

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:21 PM
More people than ever before, especially women, are suffering from depression, anxiety, and a host of other emotional and physical problems. These problems are linked to stress, lack of sleep, and general unhealthy lifestyles. Our expectations have been set so high that we run like the Energizer Bunny until we wear out and/or get sick. When we are unable to fully and successfully complete any one of the tasks on our plate we beat ourselves up. We are so busy doing things in our lives we are not actually living our lives, and illnesses such as depression sneak up on us when we’re not looking. We women need a new revolution that lets us be honest with ourselves and each other. We CAN NOT have it all! We CAN NOT do it all, all by ourselves! We are not made that way and the wear and tear on our bodies should be evidence to these facts.
I know that many people will argue with me. They have a job and are dedicated to their family as well. There are many women who are successful in the business world and raise well-adjusted children. This is true, but that does not mean that they have, or have had it, all. Ask a mom who’s worked full time throughout raising her children and I guarantee that her list of what she’s missed out on is long. Similarly, as a mom who has stayed at home what she’s missed out on, and you will get different answers, but there will still be a list. It is physically impossible to have what we think of as “it all.”

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

The myth

More people than ever before, especially women, are suffering from depression, anxiety, and a host of other emotional and physical problems. These problems are linked to stress, lack of sleep, and general unhealthy lifestyles. Our expectations have been set so high that we run like the Energizer Bunny until we wear out and/or get sick. When we are unable to fully and successfully complete any one of the tasks on our plate we beat ourselves up. We are so busy doing things in our lives we are not actually living our lives, and illnesses such as depression sneak up on us when we’re not looking. We women need a new revolution that lets us be honest with ourselves and each other. We CAN NOT have it all! We CAN NOT do it all, all by ourselves! We are not made that way and the wear and tear on our bodies should be evidence to these facts.
I know that many people will argue with me. They have a job and are dedicated to their family as well. There are many women who are successful in the business world and raise well-adjusted children. This is true, but that does not mean that they have, or have had it, all. Ask a mom who’s worked full time throughout raising her children and I guarantee that her list of what she’s missed out on is long. Similarly, as a mom who has stayed at home what she’s missed out on, and you will get different answers, but there will still be a list. It is physically impossible to have what we think of as “it all.”

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