Making time for what we care about

I REALLY wish people would get over this stupid idea that we all have the same 24 hours a day and if we cared about something, we'd make time or magically manifest the resources for it. That is bullshit.

✨Do you need to remain positive and keep plugging away even during the tough times to reach your goals? YES
✨Do you need to be committed to the things you care about? YES
✨Does that sometimes mean having to make choices that involve giving up other things? YES
✨Does it sometimes mean you have to find creative solutions to garner the resources you need? YES
✨Do we sometimes have blocks that cause us to self-sabotage? YES
✨Does it mean having faith in yourself and the benevolent nature of the universe? YES

BUT

It is utterly privileged and out of touch to shame people or make them feel bad that they're not doing enough when you don't know their story or what they are struggling with.

Sorry, but...

🌠24 hours for a single mom with kids is not the same as 24 hours for someone who is privileged with the resources to hire help.

🌠24 hours for a solo caregiver who is managing the life and time of a parent or spouse with a degenerative brain disease is not the same as it is for someone who is only responsible for her own life.

🌠24 hours for a woman with chronic disease is not the same as 24 hours in the life of a woman blessed with vibrant health.

🌠24 hours for someone working a 9-5 while trying to start up a business is not the same as it is for someone, who only has a day job.

🌠24 hours for a woman trying to keep her head up while battling depression is not the same as it is for a woman who is not battling just to stay afloat and get out of bed in the morning.

And that's not because people don't want it bad enough or aren't trying hard enough.

Can we learn strategies to help surmount some of those hurdles? YES.

Can we all be better about managing our time and learning to focus on the things are important to us? ABSOLUTELY!

BUT...

Access to resources make a difference. Education makes a difference. Knowledge makes a difference. Health makes a difference. Time makes a difference. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise and don't let them make you feel bad, if you are struggling.

And no, I am not telling you that our attitude doesn't make a difference. I'm not telling you that miracles don't happen. I'm not telling you you can't make it, if you believe and are willing to work and think creatively.

Keep plugging away. But don't let anyone make you feel bad, because you are doing what you can even if that's not as much as you'd want to in an ideal world. The point is to keep making moves and taking steps forward, even if they are little ones. Anything else is a line of lightwashing bullshit.