Monday Motivation: Give Yourself Grace 

We’ve all heard the saying before, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Well since starting my new job I am in constant need of reminding myself just the opposite of this because the fact is, some things CAN be put off until tomorrow. I am also needing to remind myself daily to be more intentional as I go about my day and realistic in what I can actually do in a day because my to-do list seems to be a mile long and that’s before I’ve even arrived at work in the morning. 

The thought of that alone is enough to overwhelm me every night. I feel guilty when I take a lunch break or leave work on time (which only seems to happen on days when I have an appointment scheduled) even if I know in my heart that nothing I am doing in the moment is life or death if it doesn’t get done today.

Guilt is the ugliest emotion.

Your mind can only focus on so many tasks at once so it’s really important to infuse your life with a healthy balance and not try and do everything all at one time because I can assure you that you will burn out very quickly; I’m living proof of that.

I know I’m doing my best. In fact, I’ve been doing a pretty damn good job and I’m learning that my self-worth is far more valuable than any job.

Understanding that it’s okay to put certain things off until tomorrow is all part of learning to give yourself grace and we all owe ourselves a little self-compassion; even me!

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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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