Give Yourself Credit

When is the last time you patted yourself on the back?

Have you taken stock of all you have accomplished lately?

One of my personal favorite & perhaps most underused KMCC Tools is a Credit List or a TaDah! List.

Too often we stay in “go-mode” feeling like we aren’t getting anything done. (When we can enjoy the process, the product takes care of itself.) We think that we aren’t making any progress. Truth is: you are making great strides. Perhaps it is a struggle. (Your strength is inspiring to countless others.) Life can be frustrating and set-backs may seem devastating. They too shall pass. Hindsight allows us to see things more clearly. Itemizing what we have achieved allows us to stop, (take a deep breath in) reflect and gain confidence, reestablish motivation (exhale slowly) and take a well deserved break from our incessant doing. It can add fuel to our fire and remind us of what is important to us or highlight what may be keeping us from what we really want to be doing.

Do you have a pen and paper handy? Write down everything that you got done today. Can you keep going to include this week? Month? Year?

Waking up, leaving the comfort of your bed, getting kids to school, completing a full day’s work, loading the dishwasher and folding laundry counts!

Take a moment. Let your shoulders relax. Let your Guard down. You’re doing your best right? That’s enough.

You are enough. You do enough. You’re good enough.

Enough.

Enough with the self imposed pressures. Time for a sigh of relief. Time for a break. Time to give yourself credit.

Extra Credit: remember how fun it was to get an allowance as a child? A seemingly horrible chore earned you a few cents to put towards something that you cherished? Why not barter with yourself now? Could folding a load of laundry earn you 15 minutes of “ME” time? See if you can have fun with your chores! Then, give yourself Credit for ALL that you do. At the very least, take a bow & gracefully rise up, hands in the air & proclaim: Ta-Dah!!!

You ARE Amazing! Shine on!

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