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Numbers

Is it just me or have we become hung up on numbers? The number on the scale, the number (size) of the dress/pants, the number of calories in a donut, the magic number (age) a person “should”, be to get married, have had children, buy a home, finish school, have the dream job, the number on the bank statement and if a person is successful, the number of followers, likes, and comments on social media.

On your deathbed will you look back and care about the numbers? Obsessing over numbers isn’t healthy and not everything we see is real. The numbers can lie. Focusing on our numbers in comparison to others isn’t the best practice of self love either.

I want to remind you that we each bloom in our own time and season. It is great to strive to be better and motivate oneself pushing towards a goal, but don’t compare yourself in the process. Everyone is unique and different. In addition if you are a person that preaches to your friends on how they, “should be” (in comparison to yourself) please also, reconsider your approach.

Remember people can go back to school as senior citizens, some women have babies in their 40s or not at all, people have gotten married at 90, people without a 6 figure income are successful in their own right too, some people are healthy according to their doctor or by their height at a higher weight/larger dress or pant size and not every big account on social media got there with organic growth.

Do not be deceived that you don’t measure up by comparing your numbers to those of others. Live the best life that works for you, do things in moderation and do what makes you happy. Make decisions based on you and your family’s needs and not what society is telling you to do. It is better to be authentic than accepted. If you start to ignore all the numbers you might just find you are a little happier 💕

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