Are you ready to FINALLY prioritize and manifest your goals and dreams in 2023?

Check out Erica's NEW Book LIST YOUR GOALS Journal: 100 Lists to Inspire and Motivate Your Growth

Are you ready to FINALLY prioritize and manifest your goals and dreams in 2023?

Check out Erica's NEW Book LIST YOUR GOALS Journal: 100 Lists to Inspire and Motivate Your Growth

You Have Permission

By Megan Rothney

You have permission
To fall apart and be imperfect.
To have a bad a day.
To cry on the bathroom floor.
To lose your cool here and there or accidentally misdirect anger.
To not have a good parenting day.

You have permission
To forget your kids’ band recital and not beat yourself up over it.
To spend a day crying or lounging in bed.
To not play board games with your kids today because you are tired or fed up.
To not make a three-course meal for your family.

You have permission
To order in pizza.
To miss work just because you want to be alone.
To make yourself the priority.
To parent from the couch on a lazy day.
To stay in your pajamas and let your kids do the same.

You have permission
To not volunteer at your child’s school.
To take antidepressants if you and your doctor decide that you would benefit from it.
To make a choice that others don’t agree with or understand.

You have permission
To make mistakes.
To grab a self-help book and grow.
To say no when someone asks a favor of you.

You have permission
To set your own boundaries and reinforce them when someone crosses them.
To seek professional help if and when you need it.
To ask for help from friends and family when you’re struggling.

You have permission
To outgrow people in your life.
To put your feet up and leave the dirty dishes for tomorrow.
To hire a housekeeper.

What you don’t have permission for is to stay stuck in a bad place.
These are all valid feelings and experiences.
No one is exempt from them, they are unavoidable.

We need to remember that in these low moments, we must take the time for ourselves to regain the motivation to get back up and try again by working on our mental health every single day.

You need to ask for help. We all need to ask for help.

Most of our feelings or experiences aren’t all that unique, it’s just that few people have the courage to speak about them.

Life is a continuous journey of learning that would be so much more enjoyable if people would stop shaming and judging other people (and themselves.)

We are all in this together and it’s much easier to love others when we can learn to love ourselves first.


Megan Rothney is a mom of 2 boys with Autism and foster mom to many others. Writing for her is therapeutic. She is super passionate about self-growth and supporting those around her do the same.
Avatar photo
Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

What People Are Saying about Erica Diamond self-care for women