Give Yourself Grace

This past week was busy for me.?

Every day after work I had plans to write a blog, read a book or work on my website and it did not get done. ?

Every day last week, life happened, nothing particularly crazy- things just randomly kept popping up. By the time I finished work, working out and preparing dinner it was time to shower and get ready for bed only to wake up and do the same thing the next day.

I was so frustrated, I felt I hadn’t made any progress and had wasted time as it is that intangible resource that once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.

***Side note: I’m still missing this hour of sleep from daylight savings. *** #springforwardwoes ?

Storytime: I was texting with a friend this week, expressing my disdain for my lack of planning and how I hadn’t gotten much accomplished. Graciously, my friend texted me the kindest message, that read, ”It’s okay to have days like that sometimes”.

At that moment, I was reminded that sometimes I need to give myself grace. I’m guilty of feeling like I have failed or like I haven’t done as much as I’ve wanted to in a given week, but I am learning to show myself grace.

Grace to remind me, life happens. Grace to remember I may not complete everything on my to-do list, every meal isn’t going to be healthy and I may not get to the gym as often as I intended.

Grace to know I am flexible enough to realize I’m human.

Grace to know I’m going to mess up and make mistakes, a ton of them; however, I’m not going to wallow in them.

I swiftly get back up and keep pressing forward.

As an outward expression to show myself grace, I took myself on a date this week and went out for dessert too. I had a bomb lemon tart! ?

This week will be better as I continue to pursue my goals and purpose.

How do you show yourself grace?

“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

Psalms 103:8 KJV