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Does Making Plans Make Sense?

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Winter jacket by Columbia Sportswear, Gucci sneakers: Lois jeans and Chanel handbag.

PHOTOS by Alex.

I planned to publish my first video interview this morning.

I did not for several reasons. One of them being that I was not realistic enough and thought I was a Super Woman.

I wanted to dedicate today’s post to self-care and learning to rest. It is quite hard when you have a baby, work full-time and trying to create something that will be meaningful. I am scared that I will not achieve all the goals I set for myself this year. And herein lies the problem. I tend to be too hard on myself. I keep pushing myself when it comes to blogging, podcasts, and interviews.

I realized how unrealistic my expectations are when I pondered about a friend of mine. She is following a strict diet. After dieting for half of my life, I feel that diets are just another side of the same coin= pushing your limits. It is important to be healthy and follow a healthy diet. But once you stop eating a certain type of food, it is bordering with an eating disorder. Now, I am talking about my vision and my experience. I can’t see what is in someone else’s mind. It is popular to fast, not to eat meat or becoming vegan. I am still not fully convinced that this is the best way to combat lifestyle diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer or obesity. I make my green smoothie in the morning because I love the taste. I love fresh spinach and adding it to my smoothie. I don’t care about losing weight or following a trend. I believe that instead of dieting, we should learn to listen to our body. When you watch small children, they have this innate knowledge -they will not eat when their body doesn’t need it. Most of us eat what we “like” instead of what the body “needs”.

Coming back to making plans and whether it makes sense, I think it is better to go with the flow. You can make plans but you have to learn to be soft and able to bend when unexpected changes come. At the end, most of the things I plan in my mind happen differently in reality. But maybe that is how it is supposed to be.

P.S.: By the way, thank you, everyone, for your kind comments on my article about trusting the process. I received results of my blood tests and I am fine…I should just get some rest.


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  • Jessica

    This is sooo on point dear! As a mother of two, I can totally relate on so many levels. Also, fab jacket dear! Love your sneakers too.

    Jessica |

  • Sherry

    I am right there with you on unrealistic expectations set for myself. Ugh. It was a crazy week juggling all of the moving parts in my life but yesterday I had to make something take a backseat. Hate to do it but sometimes its necessary.
    That was such a good point about kids eating when they need it. I was vegetarian for almost 4 years but severely anemic and even though I’m not a fan of red meat I made the decision to add it back into my diet and haven’t had an issue since. I think I knew all along that I wasn’t going to make it happen any other way but it took me forever to listen to my body. I absolutely agree that by taking it out of your diet it can combat so many illnesses.

  • stephanie

    i can relate, it gets so overwhelming at times!

  • Miri, I can relate to this on so many levels. I have taken on so many projects recently that I am feeling levels of stress that I have not felt in years. And I really do not like the feeling. Pushing ourselves out of comfort zones is great, but we must be careful not to push too far where it becomes unhealthy. I need to slow down a bit and go with the flow more as well. I am glad that you have recognized your need for rest and are doing what’s necessary to get back on track. Thank you for sharing your journey and your thoughts on the matter.


    • Miri

      Oh, thank you for sharing, Shelbee. I am sending loads of positive thoughts your way. I am sure you will find a way to slow down and take care of yourself as well. Big hugs, dear friend

  • Ruth

    I totally understand where you are coming from in this post. Motherhood is such an amazing thing, and yet is so so hard. There are so many things I want to do for me so I don’t lose myself in being a mom but at the same time it is who I am and I need to be there for my kiddos too. It’s a balancing act and it can be hard at times.

    • Miri

      I totally agree with you, Ruth. It is all about finding the right balance and it is so hard. 🙂 XO

  • Maureen

    I like reading your post as it hit home for me. I do hope that you were able to get some rest over the weekend and know that each day is a new start. We just have to figure out a balance that works for us. For me, lately I have been struggling to blog not because I don’t have ideas but because of the time it takes to actually create one. And I want to create quality ones and that was a decision made long before I took the plunge. I don’t want to blog for the sake of just cranking out a post. I want it to be meaningful. Then that’s not to mention the time it takes to promote yourself, to network, to do Instagram, Pinterest and what not. By the end of it, what started out to be a hobby is becoming more of a headache. I am on the computer what feels like all day and this can definitely not be good at all. So I am trying to reevaluate what my schedule is for posting and what makes sense. I hope we find our balance. Have a great week!

    Maureen |

    • Miri

      Bi Maureen, thank you for sharing your feelings. Sometimes I think that it is only me feeling like this and it is so helpful to see that we all deal with the same challenges. Thank you for your honesty!

      Big hugs

  • I think the key is just balance. I have a friend who is one the verge of finding out (blood tests pending) just how many allergies to various foods she has. Gluten for one is something we’ve all suspected but there is a possibility that onion may be something she needs to avoid. Going out for meals with her and these restrictions is really hard and I feel bad. It kind of puts things into perspective. Cutting things out for diet seems like such a luxury for some.


    • Miri

      Oh, I totally agree with you, Sonia. it is a luxury especially when you have so many people on this planet who can’t even afford to have three meals a day. Big hugs, sweetie

  • such a cool outfit and you look awesome as always.
    love, 🙂
    Hadasah ||

    • Miri

      Thank you, Hadasah. XO

  • Great post, you are so right 🙂 I love your jacket btw!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Walli and Kathi

    • Miri

      Thank you, Kathi and Walli. XO

  • This outfit looks great
    Obsessed, x
    Hadasah Love ||

  • Kelsey

    Yes, being flexible and going with the flow, adjusting your dreams and plans to what life brings you, is such a valuable (and often hard-learned) skill!

    • Miri

      I totally agree, Kelsey. XO

  • Desires In Style

    Lovely post Miri, you’re right we should go with the flow 😉
    Happy week-end
    Agnese & Elisa

  • Jennifer

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I don’t believe in dieting, just as long as you eat real, whole foods. When you do decide to publish your video, I’ll be the first in line to watch it!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Miri

      Thank you, Jennifer. You are always so supportive. Have an amazing rest of the week, dear friend?

  • Andrea

    Thanks for sharing these thoughts!! I completely agree with you, we need to listen to our bodies more, rest when we feel tired and just eat what we need.


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