I was enjoying some me time the other night while my little one was blessedly asleep and I was watching a rather corny movie.
There was a section in the movie that really touched me, I thought it might have been due to the excessive amount of chocolate I had eaten, or maybe even the wine I was enjoying but then the next day it was still on my mind.
Do you ever feel like you’re not enough, no matter how hard you try? If you don’t then congrats and what’s your secret?
Some days it feels like I just can’t balance everything and nothing is getting done 100%. Which brings me to the amazing quote on the cheesy movie that shifted my whole thought process….
“not enough for who?”
I know right….. Mind BLOWN!
So this leads me to think, whose expectations am I trying to live up to?
I’m pretty sure hubby doesn’t care if the laundry baskets over flowing and last nights dishes are still waiting by the sink.
I’m also pretty sure my baby doesn’t care if I haven’t made it out of my PJ’s on a Saturday. My boss doesn’t even care if I didn’t get my to do list done by the end of the day (also written by me and potentially way too optimistic!) as long as the basics of my role are covered the rest can be carried over. So whom am I failing?
Well it seems it’s only my expectations I’m not meeting and maybe they are just too high, if everyone else is happy with what I’m achieving then maybe I’m doing okay after all.
As always we are our own worst critics and we need to learn to give ourselves a break now and again.
So I think this means I need to learn to relax, enjoy the moment and remember to reflect on what amazing things we mum’s and dad’s are achieving and of course…
More cheesy movies, I mean look how educational they are!
Do you ever feel that you aren’t good enough? How do you try and stop yourself feeling this way?