Why is it that we are our toughest critics? Why do we overextend ourselves and then feel guilty for not getting everything done? Why do we worry what others will think of us if we do not seem to have it all together? The list could go on and on of the ways we are hard on ourselves. Give yourself some slack, we are not perfect. Be kind and gentle to yourself. It's ok to not get everything on your to-do list done. It's ok to have a bad day. It's ok to get some much needed rest. Be mindful of what activities you are able to or want to participate in, otherwise you will drive yourself crazy trying to be apart of everything. The quality time spent on what matters most to us will be the most memorable. Remember to take a deep breath and try to relax. We are supposed to be enjoying this life, not constantly stressing out. It is imperative to your self care to just slow down sometimes. Some days it may be a simple breakfast for dinner and not a 3 course meal. Other days we might not be able to clean the house from top to bottom and you can just get to it tomorrow. Sometimes we are so depressed because life has been unfair, but if you take some time to clear your mind and refocus on gratitude this too shall pass. Don’t compare yourself to what others are doing, just focus on what is best for you and your family. Always remember that you are good enough right where you are. It is great to have goals and try your best to reach them, but it is also true that some days we may not reach those goals and that is just fine. Remind yourself of what you have been able to accomplish, and give yourself credit for at least trying. Please remember when you are feeling down and alone, I am here sending you a great big hug, because I know that some days that is exactly what we need. Then when you are feeling better and having a great day, make sure and spread the love. It could help someone feel better that day and that is a beautifully special gift.
~Kindness & Grace