Will We Ever Be Enough?

We all have moments when we feel like we are just not enough.  We don’t feel like good enough parents, spouses, co-workers, friends.  I know this has been going on since the dawn of time but with the advent of social media, things seems to be getting worse by the day.

Let’s say you go onto Instagram and post an innocent picture of you and your child.  Suddenly there will be posts saying that you are holding your child wrong or that you have them in the wrong car seat or you should be feeding them better.  I’ve seen posts questioning people’s job choices.  I’ve seen people mocked for asking a simple question.  It makes no sense to me.

I’m saying all of this to say that I, myself, am struggling.  I feel like I am not doing a good job keeping the house clean, keeping up with laundry, being a good wife to my husband or a good enough mom to my daughter.  I am also trying to start a business and some days I go to bed feeling like I haven’t worked hard enough. So what can I do?

First I need to stop being so hard on myself.  We all do.  Start each day with the thought that this will be a good day.  Of course things could turn to crap at any moment but don’t sit there waiting for the bad, try to look for the good.

Second, when things do turn to crap, don’t dwell on it.  Look to see if there is anything that you can learn from this, see what you can do to turn the situation around.  Don’t let one small bad event ruin an otherwise good day.

In the end, don’t let other people and their negativity bring you down to their level.  Nasty people are going to be nasty no matter what else is going on in their lives.  Let them be nasty by themselves and pray that one day they will lose the bitterness.

Comments, questions?  Feel free to either message me here or send me an email to CHallum2017@gmail.com.  I would love to hear from you.

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