"Getting my shit together," is a phrase that is often used to describe a state of being, where one feels organized, on top of things, and in control of their life. But what does it really mean to "get your shit together?" Is it about being financially stable? Having a good job? Being in a healthy relationship? Or is it something deeper, like finding inner peace or learning to let go of stress and anxiety? In this post, I will share what "getting your shit together" means to me.
I make this statement all the time. On the outside people tell me, “How do you get so much done; you must really have it together.” … I’m here to tell you I work hard every day to “get my shit together,” and always feel like I’m missing the mark.
The other day I was talking to my husband, and I said “I always say I need to get my shit together, but I’m not totally sure what that looks like. Maybe that’s why I can’t do it.”
So, I decided to dig deep and figure out what it looked like for me. Sitting in meditation I realized the phase goes beyond the physical, beyond surface-level interpretations. I had to take a breath to see where I came from, and where I am now. The journey I have traveled, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The journey I will be on for the rest of my days on this giant rock we call Earth.
Here is my take on “getting your shit together.” It's not simply about tidying up your physical space or checking off tasks on a to-do list. It's about aligning your priorities, finding balance, and fostering personal growth.
For me, it is about a holistic approach to your life. It involves addressing your mental and emotional well-being, nurturing healthy relationships, and pursuing your passions and goals. It's about being intentional with your choices and actions, and continuously striving for self-improvement. It's not my destination, but rather my ongoing journey. It's my commitment to personal development and self-awareness. It's about recognizing my strengths and weaknesses, acknowledging my limitations, and taking steps to overcome challenges. These are things I work on every day and will continue to focus time on. So, it looks like I will never stop using that phase, and I believe it is just fine. Also, I know there is a ton of external, "getting my shit together," that I need to do, leading me towards my inner peace as well. It's important for us to remember that everyone's journey to getting their shit together looks different. It's not about conforming to societal expectations or comparing yourself to others, it's about finding what works for you and creating a life that aligns with your values and aspirations. So, let go of the notion that “getting your shit together” is a one-size-fits-all concept. Embrace the unique path you're on and focus on making progress, one step at a time. Remember, it's not about perfection, but rather about finding a sense of fulfillment and living authentically.