I woke up this morning feeling tired and uninspired, with no ideas for writing this newsletter. I found myself thinking things like — what is wrong with me? Snap out of it. Pull yourself together. There are things you have to get done today.
Then it occurred to me that I wasn’t being very kind to myself. Would I speak to a friend like that? No, of course not. So why am I so mean to myself?
I made an effort to switch it up using kind and friendly messages instead, and I felt a lot better. I changed it to — there’s nothing wrong with me. Everything is perfect just as it is. I love and accept myself as I am. I don’t need to fix myself, anyone else, or the world. All is well.
It feels like a relief not to have to be productive today. There’s nothing so pressing that it can’t wait until tomorrow, and I can allow myself a day of rest. And by letting go of the pressure to perform, I might feel more like doing something this afternoon. Either way it doesn’t matter in the bigger scheme of things. The most important thing is that I honor what my body and emotions are telling me, and they definitely were not up for a busy day!
I’m just starting on a couple of new projects, and I don’t have anything to show yet. But I can show you a few of my new doodle greeting cards that are kind of fun.
I’m really enjoying creating these pieces. It’s very freeing to be able to try out all sorts of designs without having to come up with something “good.”
What messages do you give yourself? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,