If you’re anything like I am, you have alot going on and lots of good intentions to do better and do more. I have a tendency to forget about the things I’m doing well (old news!) and only focus on what could be BETTER.
For example, I’m doing the following:
– Spending quality time with my family – even coming up with fun “extra” things to do like weekend adventures/activities
– Planning for meals for the week
– Weekly grocery shopping (ok, online grocery orders, but that takes time too!)
– Listening to podcasts to grow and keep working on living a better/intentional life
– Keeping the house clean/tidy on an everyday basis
– Reading (or listening) to books
– Saving money
So then, why do I focus on all the other things I think I should be doing?? Here is my inner monologue:
– I should be figuring out how we can all eat healthier foods.
– How am I going to read all of the books I want to read?
– When and how am I going to make sure I’m connecting with my husband? I’m not doing a good job at that.
– We should be limiting screen time. All those studies say it’s important, but we let our daughter watch the iPad every day.
– I should be more present. With my husband. With my kids.
– I should put the phone down more often. Why do I spend some much time checking Facebook, Pinterest, etc.?
– Why am I not figuring out how to do better in saving? I read all those articles of people who are debt free. I should really do that. We should finish paying off those student loans and the car NOW.
– Did I pay that bill? I should keep better track of those things. I should sign up for paperless for everything. Why have I not done that yet?
And on. And on. And on.
Is that you? If so, I’m telling you AND me to GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! You are likely doing so many many things well and you are likely juggling alot of things. No one is perfect. Life throws us lots of curve balls and we just have to do the best we can. Stop beating yourself up over the coulda woulda shoulda stuff. Not one single person out there is doing it all in contrast to what Facebook and Instagram shows. So focus on what’s important to you and just do that. That’s it.