Why is it so hard to be nice to ourselves? Shouldn’t that be the person that we are the nicest to? It is so hard…I truly think we are the hardest on ourselves. I feel like we are often apologizing for the things that we are good at, bringing ourselves down… Why can’t we be good at the things that we are good at and not have our act together in other things?
I have learned (it has taken a long) time, that I can’t do it all and guess that that is okay! It is okay to hire a nanny to come and play with King for a few hours so I can dedicate the rest of the day to him. It is okay for me to not be able to keep my home totally clean. I am good at so many other things so why am I focusing so much on the things that I am bad at? Why can’t I focus on the things that I am good at and really build myself up?
I think it even comes down to this with other people, why do we have to down play others successes? Why can’t her house really be that clean? Or her kids be put together all the time? What is wrong with that? Why can’t we be happy for their successes? Cheer them on? Why do we have to say “Well I’m sure only that one corner of her house is clean”? It it is all okay! It is okay for her to have it all together because I promise you that she has things that she isn’t good at too. We all do!!
So, be a little kinder to yourself and to others. Don’t take life so seriously. Be happy for the things that you are good at, cheer others on, and focus on the good things. Let’s all try to stop making excuses for the things that others and ourselves are good at. Be happy. Be proud. Be kind.
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