Be kind to yourself.

You are doing OK. There may be a hundred things running around in that brain of yours, but slow down long enough to take a break.

My dove chocolate today said it nicely: It’s okay not to do everything.

Breathe.

You won’t do everything.

You won’t finish everything, your life will change, and things will be different.

Be right here, right now. Today.

The things that seem so important today won’t matter so much a few weeks from now. In a few years, your priorities will be different. Perhaps you’ll have a new job, or a new idea, or a new project.

Breathe again.

Be gentle with yourself. Being gentle means that when you get to the end of the day, you’re done. You’ve done a lot of work. Don’t be too harsh on yourself.

Go slowly. Make big changes by taking small steps, one piece at a time. Be okay with yourself when you fail, when you struggle, or when you fall – because trying is better than not doing anything at all. Learn from your mistakes. Take time to reflect. Allow yourself the grace to step back and say, this isn’t working; perhaps I’ll try something new.

Just breathe.

Be kind to yourself. You’re doing pretty well.


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