It’s ok to relax a little. I think often we get too caught up in our goals and setting high expectations that we can make ourselves feel like real failures if we don’t achieve everything we set out to do.
It is great to set goals and aim high, but it is ok if you don’t quite make it. Sometimes near enough is good enough.
I grew up thinking I had to be the best at everything and anything less than the best was not good enough. Lately, I have been changing my thinking.
While I still want to try to do my best, it is impossible to do my best all the time. Sometimes, I have to let go and accept that I might not be able to do something the way I want to or as well as I want to and that is ok.
It is ok if I don’t quite reach my goals.
It is ok if I am a little late dropping my daughter off at school.
It’s ok if I am feeling overwhelmed and all I can manage to make is toasted cheese sandwiches for dinner. It won’t kill anyone.
While I don’t think everything should be viewed this way and I do still aim high, it’s ok to sometimes accept less than your best and not beat yourself up about it.