I also know that I’m not alone in feeling these feelings.
But still...in those moments, it's real.
And it sucks.
During this time of less in-person socializing, remote learning, working from home, etc. there is more than enough stress to go around for everyone...
and even more time to reflect and be in your own head.
Which is why I’ve decided it is enough.
Enough of the self-shaming & negativity.
I am good enough.
I am enough.
All around us, there is judgement.
There Is social media looming to make us compare ourselves until we go insane
and actually convince ourselves that we’re not enough.
And it just isn’t true.
We need to stop comparing.
When the day or situation gets too stressful, then it is.
You don't have to justify that to anyone.
You are your own worst critic, which is something that I have to remind myself of hourly (or even more frequently).
You deal with your situation the best way that you are capable.
And sometimes, it won’t be pretty.
Trust me, there have been plenty of days (especially over the last few months) that I wish I could do over.
But we can’t.
We move on.
We try our best.
We put one foot in front of the other and greet a new day to do our best all over again.
Just know that you are enough.
You are your best when you feel good about yourself.
So the next time I am feeling not enough, I am going to think about why I’m feeling that way.
What is actually causing that thought to cross my mind?
Is there something in my control to change?
Or do I just acknowledge the feeling, feel it,
and then just understand that I’m doing my best.
I am enough.