Embracing Imperfection

Embracing Imperfection

Hello! In today’s post and podcast episode, I want to talk about embracing imperfection in all things. This is a topic that has been challenging me in my life, so I want to create conversation around how we can move forward to become who we want to be in the midst of not feeling perfect. I want us all to recognize our power, know what we want in life, and give ourselves permission to go after it. Even if you don’t feel 100% ready.

How I Am Embracing Imperfection

In the spirit of embracing imperfection, I’m trying to embrace the work from home life as a new parent. I had an office pre-COVID, but didn’t make sense for me to keep it when I had the option to work from home. I love working from home—I feel that I have a lot more energy without a commute or having to spend extra time getting ready, etc. However, when I work from home, I do worry what others might think if they hear Selah in the background while we’re talking. I’m recognizing this is something I need to let go of (and am feeling so much better this week having let it go!). Instead, I think about how fun it is that Selah is finding her voice—I love that! I want her to always feel at home in her own space. That said, my work is incredibly important to me and I want my clients to always know they have my full attention while S is with her dad.

Being a parent is showing me how to embrace imperfection. There are so many good parts of being a parent, and at the same time you are stepping into a new identity, and it takes time to accept this new role.

Why It’s Okay For Good Things To Be Hard Too

Whether you’re breaking free from dieting or becoming a parent, good things are also hard. And that is OKAY. If you want to work on having complete food freedom, it is not going to be super easy while on that journey. Nor will the end result be perfect and easy. However, food freedom is absolutely worth it, even throughout those hard times. And that is okay.

I would love for all of my calls and podcasts to be totally quiet, but that is not always the case and I am embracing that, because I love being a mama to Selah.

If we are going to have a hard parts in life regardless, we may as well choose areas that are worth it to us. Becoming a mom, working on a relationship, or gaining food freedom are all things that are amazing, but can be hard, and that is okay. I am in the midst of working through the hard with you and working through embracing the imperfection. I am still showing up each day, even when it is uncomfortable. I am doing everything I want to do, even though there is fear that could hold me back. So, what is in your life right now that you have an expectation to be perfect in? Are you being too hard on yourself? What can you do today that will lead to growth, even if you have to embrace imperfection?

I would love for you to message me on Instagram and let me know what area of your life you are working to embrace imperfection—I want to hear how you are doing it! I am right there with you and would love to talk with you about it.

Lastly, next Monday, 7/5, we will be starting a new course in Aligned Coaching called “Shed”, where you will SHED anything that is currently holding you back from being the YOU you want to be. I would LOVE to have you, whether it be for a month or for the full year. I think it is a great way to empower yourself and truly commit to your own growth. I hope you will join me there!

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P.S. If you would like even more support in this area, make sure you come check out Aligned Coaching where you can get coaching and immediately jump into the course of your pick (ALL of my courses are available in your single membership!). I’d love to see you there. Come join me in Aligned Coaching today.

Love, Paige
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