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Acceptable Mess

April 25, 20243 min read

In a world obsessed with the illusion of perfection, we are here to have a honest, refreshing conversation about the beauty and necessity of embracing life's messes. Let’s share insights and tips on how accepting the inevitable chaos of life can lead to greater joy, resilience, and authenticity.

The Myth of Perfection


Scrolling through social media, it's easy to fall into the trap of comparing our lives to the highlight reels of others. Perfect weddings, flawless announcements, and impeccably styled outfits flood our feeds, painting a picture of life that feels unattainably polished. It’s exhausting to see but remember that behind every curated post is a reality far more complex and messy.

Life Is Messy - And That's Okay

Life is inherently messy. Whether you're navigating a new business, education, parenthood, or any of life's countless transitions, messiness is not just inevitable; it's necessary. Real-life challenges and unexpected turns disrupt our neatly laid plans, teaching us valuable lessons in resilience and adaptability.

Embrace the Mess for Greater Joy and Resilience

Have you ever considered that accepting life's messes can enhance our well-being. By acknowledging and making peace with the chaos, we can reduce stress, build resilience, and uncover joy during turmoil. This acceptance isn't about giving up; it's about recognising the beauty and growth that can come from life's untidy moments.

Finding Order Amid Chaos

When our minds are overwhelmed, creating order in our surroundings can provide a sense of control and clarity, helping us to process and prioritise our thoughts and tasks, the therapeutic effect of tidying up physical spaces to manage mental clutter is worth giving a go!


Tips for Managing Life's Messes

Accept Your Unique Mess: Understand that your mess is not like anyone else's. Embrace it as part of your unique journey.

Find Balance: Allow room for chaos in certain areas of your life, while keeping others more structured. Balance is key to managing overwhelm.

Lists Are Your Friend: Whether you're a list lover or not, finding a way to organise your tasks can significantly reduce anxiety. Keep your lists manageable; a page or even a post-it note can help you focus on achievable goals.

Tackle Your Frogs: Prioritise your tasks by tackling the most challenging or important ones first ("eating the frog"), to clear the way for a more productive and less stressful day.

Embrace Mental and Physical Decluttering: Sometimes, cleaning up your physical environment can have a profound effect on your mental state. A tidy space can lead to a clearer mind.

Acceptance Over Perfection

Ultimately, this message is one of acceptance—acceptance of the mess, yes, but more importantly, acceptance of ourselves. In a culture that pressures us to present a flawless facade, choosing to be authentic and open about the realities of our lives is a radical act of self-love and empowerment.

What truly matters is how we navigate the messes with grace, humour, and an unwavering acceptance of ourselves and our beautifully imperfect lives.

So, next time you find yourself overwhelmed by the chaos, remember this: Embrace the mess, find your balance, and celebrate the perfectly imperfect journey of life.


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