It’s been on my mind lately to write this post. I know I write Monday through Friday weekly sharing how I’ve grown and what I’ve learned in all the categories listed on this blog. Each time I write, I hope you can sense my honesty and authenticity in regards to my challenges and successes. Although I seem to have a solution for each challenge I come across and am sharing my encouragement, I must share that I forget to actively exercise a lot of the “wisdom” I share with you. For example, I wrote about creating a grateful jar in hopes to remind myself daily who and what I am thankful for. If you came to visit me, you’d find that this jar is collecting dust on my ladder shelf. It doesn’t mean I don’t endorse the idea or that I don’t want to do it, but rather, life happens. Then there’s the post I wrote about speaking about how I’m going to appreciate Daniel for the different housework he does compared to the ones I do. Do you think I always do that? Nope! My day gets hectic, I begin feeling stressed, and who gets yelled out/demanded to help with more housework? Daniel! Lastly, there’s the daily desire to always keep in mind, above the busyness of life, what or who matters most– the people in it! Unfortunately I lose sight of this goal when I focus my attention on my other daily priorities. As I am reminded to act on what I’ve learned, I sometimes get discouraged with myself. But then I remember that I am not perfect and life happens. All I can do is keep trying and therefore encourage myself to do the best I can at any given time.
Do you encourage yourself enough? Or do you get down on yourself when you fall short on following through on something? What are some ways you can put this into practice?