Yes, it’s the start of a new work week for most people. How is it that getting out of bed at the start of the work week is SO hard? Is it just me or does the alarm seem to go off an hour too early on this day, no matter what time it’s set to?
Well, in recognition of how rough a Monday can be, I’m going to be sharing a bit of motivation for you every week. It’s not just Monday, it’s life in general. Getting up, doing the adulting – it can be exhausting! Even if you’re happy in your job and your home life, it’s still tiring at times.
Needing a little pick me up isn’t anything to be ashamed of. Nor is getting a reminder that over-stressing won’t help.
How many days have we lived through only to list all the things we didn’t do or didn’t do as well as we wanted to at the end? It didn’t matter that we accomplished more than usual, or that we had finished the thing we had been avoiding; all we could see was what we didn’t do.
Today, let the things you do be enough.
Your work in your job might not be flawless, but it’s good, and it’s enough.
Your parenting skills may be challenged, but all the kids are alive, no one needs a hospital, food was had in some form, and baths can be had in the morning. You did enough.
Maybe you weren’t a romantic beast for your partner, but you used some of the last of your energy to snuggle and tell them you thought they were amazing. For today, it’s enough. You can plan more effort in the future.
In allowing the things we do to be enough we slowly rewrite the part of our brain that likes to tell us we’re not enough. That voice is a liar and a fraud, just for the record. Every time we do something and say, “This is good enough” our brains translate it to, “We are good enough.” It’s a way to help us stop looking down on ourselves, just by accepting that we have delivered our best effort in any given moment.
And we are, all of us, enough.