“Give yourself more credit than criticism, more grace than judgment”.

Today has been a super rough day.

There were lots of tears. 

I’m overwhelmed.

Everything just feels too much.

I’ve been running on empty the last few weeks, desperately trying to hold on; today my cup simply just boiled over. 

I needed to be alone and as painful and uncomfortable as it was, I just needed to feel my feelings.

I needed to acknowledge my pain, my frustration, my anger, my sadness, my fear.

I did a lot of self-reflection as well today which quickly reminded me of a quote I’d recently read by Kristina Kuzmic, author of the memoir I’ve been reading called “Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still”. If you’re a mom or if you’ve ever felt lost, defeated or been through rough times, read it!; or simply look Kristina up on YouTube where you will find an array of videos (many of which have gone viral) where she speaks directly from the heart and within the “trenches of parenthood” with beautiful messages of self-acceptance and resilience.

Her quote: “Give yourself more credit than criticism, more grace than judgment”.

I love this quote. A quote which many of us need to hear right now and so too do our kids. I’ve read it a hundred times already today and could read it a hundred more; good thing the night is still young.

#youarenotalone #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #feelyourfeelings #holdonbutdontholdstill #youareenough #itsoktonotbeok #inspiringquotes #overwhelmed @kristinakuzmic 

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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