“Cut yourself some slack. You’re doing better than you think.”
Have you been working your butt off lately, but feel like you haven’t been making any progress?
Sometimes life can seem like one giant uphill battle that we can’t win. Especially if you are in school full-time and working full-time.
If you ever reach this point of feeling like you can’t push yourself any more, but you don’t feel like you are doing enough, then I am here to tell you that you are doing enough! You are doing better than you think you are.
It’s so easy to work your ass off, and still feel like you haven’t gotten much out of it. Take, for example, being in college for four years. It takes a lot of discipline and hard work to get through that, and some days it can seem like you’re running on a hamster wheel, not getting anywhere.
But, this is where you should learn to take it easy.
I’ve reached this point myself quite a few times in my life. Where I have the good job, and a nice house and can financially take care of myself. And I work out and eat healthy, and make sure to check off the list of taking care of myself.
Everything is aligned and in place. But, there are still those days where it feels like nothing I do is ever enough and that I’m not living up to my potential.
In reality, this is just my mind playing tricks on me. I am good at being hard on myself and am good at believing that I always can improve.
I like improving myself, but it’s good to know when to stop and look around and accept that things are good.
So here are a few reasons why you are doing better than you think you are:
You Are Able To Live On Your Own Without Assistance
Living in America is expensive. And if you have managed to figure out how to make it out on your own without help from your parents, then you are doing just fine.
I’m not saying needing assistance is a bad thing, especially if you have other priorities like finishing up school or saving up money.
That means you are good, too!
But, if you have figured out how to make it work every month and survive on your own, this is a huge sign you are doing better than you think. Just remind yourself that if food is in the fridge, bills are paid and a roof is over your head, everything is just how it should be.
If you feel bad about not having extra money to spend on a needed vacation, just remind yourself that for the time being, you are doing the best you can.
And you are doing a badass job.
You Keep Yourself In Check By Setting Goals And Sticking To Them
You don’t have to achieve every goal you’ve ever set. But, if you are working towards saving up for a home or working at getting a promotion at work, you are doing something right.
If you have plans for your future that you are quietly working at daily, then you are caring about having a good future for yourself.
It’s not really even the fact of setting goals that means you’re doing better than you think you are, it’s just the fact that you care to work towards things in your life to make it better.
You are constantly striving to make things better and be in a good spot in your life.
And even if you have set some goals that you haven’t seen any progress with, it’s enough to give yourself a pat on the back and go easy on yourself.
Everyone Around You Says You Are Doing Better Than You Think You Are
I don’t know about you, but it usually just takes a quick chat with my closest friends to remind me that I am doing good.
And if you can ask the trusted people in your life, and they tell you you’re doing just fine, then you are!
And that’s a great reminder to cut yourself some slack.
Sometimes I am surprised by what other people tell me, and it can be hard to believe them when they say I’m doing a good job.
And if you struggle with this, try to work on accepting hearing it.
Another reason why you are doing better than you think you are is because you care to read about it, and understand if you are or not. The people who aren’t doing all that great, don’t care to improve themselves.
They don’t want to read an article like this to find out if they are doing ok.
The ones who are usually doing the best, are the ones who are constantly trying to improve and are open to change.
After all of this, go give yourself a well deserved break.
Make sure to allow yourself to relax and really believe that you deserve to relax!
Once you can come to terms with knowing your limits and when to call it a day, you will really start to believe that you are doing your best.