A Friendly Reminder That You Are Doing The Best That You Can.
“At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.” -Lori Deschene
Sometimes, we all need just a little reminder that we are doing the best that we can. Things may not be perfect right now, but in the very same way, things are also imperfectly the way that they should and need to be, in order for you to grow and expierence.
I'm someone that is so hard on myself to be perfect. So hard on myself to be the best that I can be, when really, perhaps I should be far easier on myself knowing that I'm human and doing life in the best way I know how.
But when we're hard on ourselves, were not showing ourselves the compassion and love that we need in order to be our best selves. Instead, we're putting more pressure and coercion on ourselves than we should, in a world that already does so much of that already.
But I want you- the reader- to know that you are doing the best that you can.
You are living your life in the best way that you know how. You are making mistakes, navigating your way through this crazy journey called life, and figuring things out along the way. You are climbing mountains, rising to new heights, and crossing new boundaries as you shed your skin everyday into a brand new you. A "you" that was who you really were this entire time.
I want you to know that although it may not always seem like it, the people that love and care for you the most will always support your choices and values no matter what. They will always respect and honour the way that you want to live your life, and in turn, want you to make those decisions for yourself. Because that's what you would want for them.
You are doing the best that you can with your career. You may not have your "dream job" right now, but you are working every single day towards it, even for just a little bit each day. You are living in alignment with who you ultimately want to become and are working towards that every single day. You are doing all that you can.
You are doing the best that you can in everything that you do. And what more can you really ask for at the end of the day?
You see, life isn't just about milestones and getting to your end goal. Life is about the stepping stones, the process and the lessons and experiences you'll take from it all, along the way. It's about the people, the memories, the laughs, the sorrows... It's about all the little things that we take for granted along the way.
So enjoy the process. Trust and be gentle with yourself, knowing that you are doing all that you can in the best way that you know how. That's all any of us can ever do, anyway. That's all we could ever want for ourselves, anyway.
Believe that life is always working for you, no matter what it may seem like. Believe that you are exactly where you need to be right now and the Universe is giving you exactly what you need to grow and become all that you've wanted to be.
Believe in yourself. Because after all, you're doing the best that you can.