Updated: Jul 22, 2021
As a recovering hyper-achiever, pleaser, and perfectionist, it was a BIG DEAL to learn how to do things less intensely in my life. I used to try to do so many things all at once, too many things, that the multitasking made me terribly inefficient and beyond exhausted. I put so much of my ass into everything I did, I ended up doing everything half-assed. When I was trying to be a badass at everything, I was rewarded with money and accomplishments, but left lonely and longing for meaningful connection to others. Most heart-wrenching was the loss of connection to myself.
It’s ok to do some things half-assed to protect your sanity, like spending less time on one’s appearance, or keeping up with the news. But it’s not ok to go half-ass on what matters most: your sustainable well-being.
You can’t show up as a fully authentic human if you lose meaningful connection with yourself. So don’t be an ass or love yourself with half an ass!
Wanna know what’s truly badass? Loving yourself.
Why is this a badass concept? Because it’s countercultural and requires courage. It’s a radical concept in a culture that focuses on external validation and sacrifice of the self.
Here’s the most badass part: When you start loving yourself with your WHOLE ass, you won’t believe how much EASIER your whole life becomes!
(Why the jellyfish? No real relation to this post. I don’t think jellyfish even have asses, do they? I just threw them on here because I think they’re cute. Amiright? And what a bummer: no jellyfish emoji! Yet…)