ckelsoAs I was making dinner, I was sort of half paying attention, half lost in my own head, going over the things I accomplished today and the things I wanted to accomplish but didn't get to. Without realizing it, I started listing off the people in my head I was "letting down" by not getting these things done sooner. ⠀
"Well, so and so needs to go out of town next week so she would have rather had that by today... Jason asked me for those project assets yesterday... I really should make more time for x friend." Pretty soon, without realizing it, my thoughts had become consumed by all the things I wasn't able to get to, and all the people that would be disappointed due to me. ⠀
Thankfully I had the good sense to stop myself in my tracks and suddenly I had this radical thought: What if, as an experiment, I'm no longer allowed to think about letting anyone down. What if I really do just cut myself a break but... make that the default instead of this negative self-talk BS about not being more this or that for anyone. Even writing that down it sounds kind of radical to me. My inner critic says it's selfish. And lazy. But that's just the fear talking (and probably some cultural gender norms too, if I dig deeper.) ⠀
How much more peace might I invite into my life by simply acknowledging how much I'm TRYING. And how much you are too. ⠀
Even if you are having a hard time saying it to yourself, I'll say it for you: You're doing a BANG UP job at this thing called life, all things considered. You're trying. And that's a lot. ⠀
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- ckelso@jenbsettle 🙏
- dinc2012Well said! I needed to hear this today! Thank you for being so honest and sharing. ❤❤❤
- its_nettersThank you for sharing!✨😊We all need a reminder sometimes!
- donabI really kind of needed that message tonight, thank you. Not about my business in my case, but it applies just the same!
- pure_potential_academyLove this message thank you 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
- christine.herrinNeeded to hear this today 💛
- prettyxpowerful👌🏼 it's so easy to fall into that kind of thinking, I do it all the time, work myself into knots of anxiety thinking of all the people I'm "letting down" or "disappointing"....love this idea, I'll try it with you 👀🙌🏼
- colorfreshstudioExactly what I needed to read before walking into my job today! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 thank you @ckelso
- walkingwithjuliEvery. Day. Thank you for sharing. ♡
- tinlizzy@erinblonshine 😍
- bdakineI always tell myself that I'm doing the best I can 😉💙🌈💚🌈💜
- gritandglittercoYes! Yes! Yes! THIS!
- msmegabatThank yoooou!
- 1129nina@aurorealisdesigns this
- yeungem@servin_ervin read the whole thing
- lindscholzThis is so true and necessary for so many people to hear. Thank you!
- erinblonshine@tinlizzy ❤❤❤
- im_aislinnYa girl!
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