Not every day is going to be a good day and that’s okay. Some days can feel like it requires every bit of strength to get out of bed, take a shower and eat some breakfast. ⁣

I know because I’ve been there before. The daily tasks can feel daunting and you may wonder if you have enough strength and energy to simply brush your teeth or make the bed. ⁣

I say celebrate all of those wins. You got out of bed. Sweet. You took a shower. Celebrate that too. All of those tasks are worthy of acknowledgment, especially in those challenging seasons of life. ⁣

It’s interesting though because I forget where I was before and how I once felt. Since then the expectations of myself have grown, the bar has risen, and my grip has tightened. How easily I forget where I’ve come from and all the showing up and strength that was required to get me where I am today. ⁣

I’m learning how to be easier on myself by lowering the expectations just a smidge, being proud of myself along the way, and by celebrating the little things. Because a couple of years ago when life felt harder, these “little things” that I do so easily and effortlessly now, would’ve felt like huge milestones then. Let’s not forget how far we’ve come and be proud of the person we are becoming. ⁣