Dear Lovely, You Are Doing Enough.
Let me say that again. You. Are. Doing. Enough. Every step you’ve taken, every word you’ve written, every minute you’ve dedicated. You are doing enough. You are doing what you can. Look how far you’ve come.
BUT THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO!
You’ve become accustomed to always working. Crossing things off your to-do list but adding more in the process. It’s honestly never ending. There’s so much to do! I know. I bet you have so many ideas and multiple todo lists.
You have big dreams. Keep dreaming. Just don’t forget, you’re already doing. A lot. Be patient with yourself. Not everything is going to happen at the same time. Sometimes we have to lay down the foundation in order to keep building.
You can only juggle so many balls. I know you’re superhuman because you’re super awesome, but no one is waiting for you to complete everything by the end of the day or even tomorrow. Unless it’s actually due tomorrow and you’ve been procrastinating. What are you still doing here? Go do it! Come back when you’re done.
WHY IS IT NEVER ENOUGH?
Sometimes we are programmed by past trauma or words that have buried themselves within our livelihood. This prevents us from feeling like what we are doing is never enough. I’ve been there. When I write, create, work hard, and don’t get the promotion. I feel like it’s never enough. Maybe I have to work harder? Not always.
The point is you keep trying. The point is that you are doing enough. Every day will come with new todo lists and new challenges. What matters is that you take every day, one day at a time. Don’t rush. There’s no such thing as the finish line remember?
I want you to make a new list. Let’s call it your things I have done list. Whether the first thing you write is that you got out of bed this morning, completed a reading for class, did laundry, wrote a few pages, write it down. I don’t care what the accomplishment is, I just want you to keep that list going.
Make it at the end of the day or the end of the week. Better yet, whenever you feel the anxiety creeping in—make a things I have done list. And breathe. Always remember to breathe. You are doing the best you can. You are doing enough.