If you’re anything like me, one of the hardest things to do is cut yourself some slack. I fill my head with the grandest of plans and pride myself on often carrying things out exactly so. But those times I don’t quite measure up to the standards I’ve set? Boy, those times can trip me up for a bit. Many times I spend the time I could be using to get back on track wallowing in a bit of frustration and self-deprecation. Sometimes, if this becomes too regular for my liking, I shut down for a bit from whatever it is I was working on and distract myself with something else entirely.
The reality, though, is one we all know to be true. Sitting around lamenting about what didn’t get done? Not really the best way to get stuff done. Focusing on the things you don’t have, the things you used to have and miss? Not helpful.
If there are things that need remedied, do what is in your power then let go. Catch up on past deadlines and make a new plan (but don’t spend days formulating lists without any action! Oh, not everyone does that?). Apologize to people you’ve wronged, forgive those that have wronged you. Then move on.
Today is a new day. It’s the only one we know we have to be the best version of ourselves; it is the time to move forward and change your world!
Jennifer Kaufman @ JenniferKaufman.net
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