Why do we consistently put ourselves in a situation where we feel like we are obligated to do something? Why do we beat ourselves up for not wanting to do something, making the wrong decision, or, more importantly, for others not agreeing with your choices?
Today I am going to give you my blessing on the scenarios in life that make you feel like you either made a mistake, chose wrong, decided to say no, or just plain checked out. Instead of feeling bad or letting things affect you, how about just being OK with it and moving on. I will give you a few scenarios below;
- If someone invites you to something and says, "would you like to come"? It's OK to say, "I wish I did," but I don't. I heard this one from a friend and loved it.
- If you're tired or not feeling your best - It's OK to take the time for yourself to rest and recover - we all need to now and then.
- If someone doesn't act like they like or agree with you - It's OK because you are not going to like and agree with everyone either.
- If you make a mistake or hurt someone's feelings - It's OK because you can accept that you were wrong, do what you can to fix it, and move on - we all make them.
Regardless of the times in life that just plain tug on your emotional heartstrings, two words will always get you through to the next one, and those are, it's OK.
I try to set a good example for my children in terms of saying no once in a while so that they can make the right decisions about doing things or not doing something. After all, it is easy to think we can take on the world and be everything to everyone, but in fact, it is not, and there will be an overload point.
Remember that most things in life are not that earth-shattering, and if we take the time to look around at others that are dealing with issues that are far bigger than our own, we will understand that everything will be OK with our gentle personal reminders now and then.
My affirmation for you this week is;
"I will choose wisely the things that take up my precious time to be content with my decisions and actions."