Do the Best You Can With What You've Got
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 4:26pm | by monicadear
Sometimes, as busy wives, mothers, workers, and responsible people, we hold ourselves to very high expectations. This can be a challenge when we realize there just isn't enough time in the day to do all that is on our to-do list.
During times of stress and obstacle, I invite you to take a deep breath, relax, and realize that you are only human.
You are here to do the very best you can do in the time you have on the planet. That's it.
You don't need to perform superhuman tasks. You don't need to write the Great American novel. You don't need to patent a life-saving device. You don't even need to get the laundry done just this moment.
What you can do is breathe, stretch, relax, and give yourself a few moments.
All we can be is ourselves. We can't do, be, and have everything in the world -- but we can just be. If you're still alive, you still have work to do -- I'm sure your "in" box is always full. However, all you can do is the best you can do, at any given moment.
When we start from a place of acceptance, forgiveness, and self-care, we start to feel valued and valuable enough to do the best we can in more and more areas of our life.
However, that beginning step is to take care of yourself, whatever that looks like (a nice cup of tea, a brief nap, some time devoted to something you love).
The next step is to do the very best that you can with just one item on your list.
Hug your kid. Write a heartfelt note. Be available to your neighbor. Look after a pet or a plant.
Most importantly, appreciate and take care of yourself and those you love.
We're all we have - do your best with it.