I had an amazing day yesterday: I meal prepped the night before so the dogs and I had something to eat. I made the kids biscuits in the morning, minimal fussing by Malachi, my 3 year old not to go to school and everyone made it to school or work on time. I was busy on the farm in the morning, completed a favor for a friend and deliveries for Tropsical in the afternoon. Sounds like a typical day really but after weeks of feeling like I have been in a fog and not as organized as I usually am, yesterday was a big win and I will celebrate that. Especially since I know so many people who are still struggling through their days dealing with all kinds of pains. Life is short and I am learning to embrace the normal days. The days when I feel like I have it together because the days when I don’t feel that way hit hard.
“Let it go” from Frozen should be everyone’s soundtrack. We all learn on different levels and at different times that we need to let things go. And it’s easy to say it but sometimes it is hard to put it into practice. I have been mad at a friend of mine. I forgave them for hurting me but I realized I was mad. I was mad that they changed and I felt bamboozled. This week I realized I have to let that anger go. That friendship situation was a disappointment however my anger won’t change what happened. God has granted us so much grace and it is that same grace we must offer others. Hurt people hurt people and that’s why it is so important to heal ourselves.
It is also important to regularly evaluate ourselves and our growth. Are we achieving our goals? What are the roadblocks we are running into that we can change? Are we surrounding ourselves with the right people? The company we keep does play a role in our way of thinking. At first, there isn’t much difference but as time goes on, the influence increases. Make sure you are surrounded by people who are going to help you grow and not remain in the same spot forever. Everyone should be motivating each other and helping them reach their goals, not just partying.
It is easy to get distracted, especially with so much happening in the world. Having the right mentality and lowering or eliminating distractions is important. Do you really not have time to accomplish that goal or could you reduce the amount of time you spend scrolling on social media? Down time is important but be sure you’re not using that as an excuse to slack off. You would be surprised how much work you can get done in twenty minutes. Keep enriching your mind by reading books, listening to podcasts or watching YouTube videos. Find what works for you and incorporate it into your day. Be mindful of the information you are consuming.
We all know that life isn’t always easy. The beauty is in the journey. Learning what works for you and building on that foundation to reach your goals. Celebrate the good days and love yourself through the bad days. You have made it this far and there is still so much more for you to accomplish. You are worthy, you are amazing and you are capable. And remind yourself daily when you wake up, no matter what may happen, you got this!