Today has been one of those days where I woke up not feeling great, and then looked at my phone to be filled with upsetting news. And from there, it just felt like everything kept making me upset, I kept second-guessing myself.
It’s easy to become consumed in the fact that it seems that other people have it all together, and you are struggling to make it through. It’s really easy to get down on ourselves and feel frustrated that we aren’t doing as much as others are. It’s easy to get caught up in the expectations of others and feel like we are falling short.
Take this as a gentle reminder that you don’t have to be perfect. Who you are, and what you have accomplished is more than good enough. And today, I really need that reminder. Because even people like me whose job it is to empower others to see that they are good enough, forget that we too are good enough.
It’s more than okay to take a step back and take a break. It’s more than okay if you need to come back to something later on that was stressing you out. It’s more than okay if you are having a tough time right now.
I hope we all remember that what we have done today, no matter what that has been, is more than good enough. I am reminding myself today that there will be lots of bad days, that is just part of the journey, but these bad days give me strength for the future. These bad days help me to continually create stepping stones for myself and allow myself to continually grow and mold into the person I am becoming.
Wherever you are, whatever you have done, be patient with yourself. Forgive yourself and begin again. True strength is saying that you will try again. You will try and try and not every day will be great, all days will be far from perfection, but each day will be unique and beautiful because each day provides you with another amazing opportunity to choose you, another amazing opportunity to forgive yourself and another amazing opportunity to grow in strength that you never even knew you had.
Be patient with yourself, better days are coming. You got this.