your best

Whatever your best looks like today is enough

I’ve noticed that I’ve turned into a bit of a micro-blogger. As in much of my writing now happens in short snippets on Instagram. Instead of writing here and then sharing snippets on social media, the way I write has evolved.

Which is good and bad. Social media is “the thing”. Blogging seems like it has fallen by the wayside in favor of short, easily digestible, captions. I don’t even remember the last time I curled up with a blanket and a cup of coffee and read stories about someone else’s life.

But I miss writing. So I am showing up here with something I posted on Instagram.

“You’re doing your best, and whatever your best looks like today is good enough.”

Talk about a message I needed to hear for myself. My wife had back surgery last month, and then a few days later she had to have another to fix a complication. So I’ve been in caregiver mode and on leave from my retail job. So now that I’m home 24/7 I thought I’d have more time to work on Blessing Manifesting while I also look after her.

The truth is, I just want to veg out and relax. I want to sleep in and take naps and watch trashy reality tv. Which is the opposite of how I *want* to be. I want to be motivated and creative.

At the same time – I’m reminded that my word-of-the-year is “pause” and if this isn’t a complete manifestation of the word, I don’t know what is. I’m trying to let it be okay. My best right now is exactly what I’m doing, even though it doesn’t feel like it.

? Sometimes your best is sleeping the day away because you desperately need to recharge.

? Sometimes your best is doing the bare minimum to get through the day.

? Sometimes your best is asking for help.

? Sometimes your best is putting your mental health first and letting someone else down.

? Sometimes your best feels like failure but you made it through the day and that makes you a badass.

Give yourself some grace and compassion. We’re all doing the best we can on any given day and that’s always going to look different. We aren’t meant to be on 100% of the time. So if today is a day you’re not at full operating capacity, be kind to yourself and try to find a way to recharge.