A little hug can go a long way. Don’t expect others to know you need one today. Ask for it. And if there’s no one around, snuggle with your animal family, or hug your favorite stuffed animal. Or sit down and give yourself a hug. Showing compassion for the self is just as important as showing compassion for the ones you love. You have put a lot on your shoulders, including pressure to move forward and reach your goals as quickly as possible. The drive might be admirable, but sometimes it comes at a cost that you may not be willing or want to pay.
Everything happens in its right time and space. When you push to hard you risk missing out on the blessings that come you way during the day. You risk losing the things that are most important to you in your life. And you risk achieving your goal, but not having the full satisfaction of success because of what you’ve lost along the way. Balance is the key to all things. Sometimes it doesn’t mean walking away from the work, but rather putting your drive on the right tasks. When problems arise, do what you can to correct them. But when they are minor, don’t approach them with a major effort. Deal with they are, put them aside and move on. You’ll be able to come back to those minor issues later if needs be. Or you may find they’re really not that big of a deal after all and you can live with it. No one is perfect. Not even you. And no one expects you to be. So why do you?
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