I’ve been writing a lot about improving your productivity and helping to create good habits- but what about those times when you just don’t have a “perfect” day, or even a “perfect” week?
Well, that’s fine too! No one is perfect all the time- and everyone struggles with something even if they don’t admit it.
It’s not common for people to admit their faults, but it’s easy to see everyone else as perfect when you’re struggling with something- or when you’re not feeling your best.
In this post, I’ve come up with 10 things everyone struggles with- even if they don’t admit it! These might be small things, or your mentality towards a certain aspect of your life.
Waking up on time
Maybe not everyone struggles with this- but some people definitely do! It’s easy to look on Instagram and think that everyone wakes up at 6am, creates the perfect morning routine, goes for a 5 mile run and then sits down to work.
However, in reality- many people will roll out of bed and rush to work, or take a few hours to feel like themselves.
Since turning to freelance work full-time I’ve got much better at getting myself out of bed and starting work at a good time- it’s necessary to my income and productivity after all!
Everyone struggles with body confidence from time to time, even if they don’t admit it.
From skin confidence to feeling unhappy with your weight, body confidence is a hard thing to deal with on a day to day basis- and it can be even harder if you feel like the only person who experiences it.
But everyone has their own issues, and it’s important to focus on your own mentality rather than comparing your body confidence journey to anyone else.
Taking the “perfect” selfie
Whether you’re taking a selfie for social media or just to send to someone, you’ll know it can take ages to take one that you actually like.
But when you’re looking on Instagram, all you’re seeing is the final selfie that someone has chosen- and not all the effort it has taken to get there.
Everyone struggles with taking the perfect photo, and you need to get out of the habit of trusting everything you see online or on social media.
Going to bed at the right time
I find it so hard to push myself to go to bed- even if I know it’s the best thing to do! I think it’s because I have to take off my make-up off, and my skincare routine takes quite a while too. Plus, I love to binge watch shows on Netflix, and I sometimes feel like I should be working all the time now that I’m freelance.
Everyone struggles with going to bed at the right time or sticking to a sleep routine- and even though routines are good for us, it’s easier said than done.
I’ve been trying my best to eat healthy lately, but it doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes struggle to eat my best- especially when I’m on my period, or if I’m out with friends (or when I just fancy a sweet treat)!
We all need to learn to accept that we’re not perfect when it comes to eating or other habits, and to enjoy our food instead of criticising ourselves for eating a certain way.
It’s great to look after your body and eat healthy foods– but it’s even more important to make sure you have a healthy mindset about your food and body.
This is one of the things that I’ve struggled most with in the past couple of years- but I’m finally in a place now where I feel good about my career- and you should too!
Everyone struggles with their career in some way, and it doesn’t help to feel like everyone else is working in their dream job.
Some people are, which is great. However, other people are busy working hard to save up, or working multiple jobs, or re-training to get their dream job. Some people don’t know what their dream job looks like, some people stay at home to look after their children full time- and other people don’t have a career at all!
It can be hard to feel like you’re not where you want to be, but everyone struggles with this problem from time to time, if not on a daily basis!
I think loneliness is one of the things we’ve all struggled with over the past couple of years- even if we don’t want to admit it.
I’ve been lucky enough to live with people since the start of lockdown, but even if it’s just missing your friends or wanting to see your family more- we all experience loneliness from time to time.
Trust me, everyone struggles with working out at one time or another!
As someone who finds it hard to motivate myself to do exercise, I understand just how hard it can be to get yourself to workout regularly.
Everyone struggles with regular exercise, even if they don’t admit it- and you can’t always trust what people post on social media about their gym trips or amazing workout schedule.
Do you struggle with these things? What would you add to this list? Are there other things that you think everyone struggles with, even if they don’t admit it?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x