Tuesday, April 08, 2014
So the challenge on Sparkcoach today was to write an encouraging letter to myself. Sparkcoach commented on how we give advice to others and are so compassionate and understanding but when dealing with ourselves we are hard and unforgiving. this is so true, for me anyway. I am awful to myself. I am mean and undermining. Totally unfeeling and self-defeating.
So, here's my letter to myself....
I know you have been having a difficult time lately. It seems like you are not making any progress and are traveling backwards. You beat yourself up because of your perfectionist attitude. Remember, none of us are perfect. We can only do the best we can each day.
When you make a plan and don't stick to it you call yourself, "stupid," or ask, "Why did you bother? You knew you couldn't do it." You wouldn't tell that to a friend so why say it to yourself? You are deserving of praise for your attempts and positive steps that you do manage. Don't focus on the negative. Give yourself a pat on the back instead of a punch in the face. You have given yourself so many black eyes you look like a raccoon!!!!
As long as you don't give up you don't fail!!! No one said this journey would be easy. Some days may be smooth and others rough, just like the sea. At times the water is as still and then it is rough. If you're in a row boat you may have to fight a little more to get your boat to go in the direction you want. Keep rowing!!!! Don't put the oars down and give up. Just keep trying a little harder each time.
Remember to ask yourself, " why you are doing this?" "What do you want to accomplish?" Set your eyes on the prize. One step at a time. Put one foot in front of the other. That's the way you cover a lot of ground...one step at a time.
You ARE worth it. Never forget that. You are important. You have a family to care for, even if it is a furry family. they depend on you as does your DH. They all need you well and at your best.
Strive to put God first in your day. Remember to run to God, not away from Him. He can work miracles and can bring clarity to any situation. When you feel as if you are in the dark go to Him. He will light your way.