Are you guilty of comparing yourself to others?  It’s time to let it go!  I don’t know when keeping up with the Jones’ became an obsession, but I see so many people trying to do more, be more, and get more that they have forgotten to enjoy what they have.

It is physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting and taxing to try to keep up with an image of what you think the “perfect” mother, employee, boss, friend, etc. should look like.

Stop comparing yourself to others and start embracing who you are and what you have to offer.  It’s time to rock what ya got.

No more keeping up with the Jones’.  Here’s my letter to Mrs. Jones:

Dear Mrs. Jones,

I am tired of trying to keep up with you.  Last week you held a birthday party where you hand made a dozen arts and crafts activities, hand wrote invitations and thank you notes, and hand sewed all of the children’s costumes.  I have decided that for my own mental health,  I will no longer try to live up to your standards.  As Stuart Smalley said, “I am good enough,  smart enough, and gosh darnit, people like me”.




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  1. love it! Don’t forget that Mrs. Jones did this while running a triathalon, and volunteering at her kids’ school 5 hours a week…

  2. Most people are keeping up with someone conjured up in their own mind and what they see on the outside. If we really knew what someone is giving up to “sew all the costumes” or do any of those things. I prefer to give up cleaning house and other chores to spend time with my children or just take a nap. I’m glad my name isn’t “Jones”!

  3. This is great! Thank you for this 🙂 I need to stop looking at those picture perfect birthday party photos and reading those blogs online!

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