Daily Cupcake #50: Becoming
Roles. Sometimes my different roles commingle, and I don't like the results. I'm me, a partner, a runner, a researcher, a mama, a teacher, an animal lover to name just a few.
Generally, I like the idea of all of these roles being a single beautiful identity that feels like me all of the time.
I don't know how to keep being a great mama, while one of those aspects is going off the rails--or at least feels like it does, without compartmentalizing though.
It's my latest conundrum. If things are going smoothly then all of the roles beautifully fuel each other into this feeling like I'm doing it.
I'm living and experiencing the life I want.
What to do when one role gets tough, so the negativity doesn't permeate the other aspects of my life? What is the answer there?
I'm going to try asking myself what I picture a role model doing. Sometimes I picture characters or even how I want myself, my future, more capable self, to act.
Which leads me to this #DailyCupcake about Becoming that follows the Pilates principle of "precision". Depending on what you need in your day you can take:
Just a nibble: “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” George Elliot
A few bites: Visualize your best self.
Every last bite: What is something simple that can give yourself this week to get close to that? Do it.