So what does a "win" look like when all our societal guideposts are tumbling around us? Determination. Effort. Waking up each morning and giving it our best go; that's a win.
I have been struggling with a pulled deltoid and for several week I had given up on my rowing machine. It is my main form of exercise so the result was lack of exercise. The problem is, I am a better version of my self when I can release my stress through cardio. I was determined to figure it out and a few days ago I found a way to harness it so I could row one-handed. It certainly feels like a win!
My daughter has been struggling with the complete upheaval of her schedule. I have been determined to find the balance between maintaining our rules and boundaries while giving her extra love and attention. As always, it is my goal to do this without yelling (though I am human and therefore not perfect). Today, despite an abundance of tests to the rules that determination paid off. I can see that our consistency is beginning to give her that balance back.
I have been determined to make time for me despite the twenty-four, seven family time. I have incorporated yoga into my morning routine, frequently enjoying my preschooler participating with me. I have enjoyed my workout during their nap. Yes, I do have a few more hours in the day since I am not working in the evening but mostly these things are happening because I was determined to make them happen.
I'm grateful for determination. I'm grateful for seeing all the little wins. I'm grateful to get some exercise for my mental and physical health. I'm grateful for lots of deck time this weekend. I'm grateful for sunshine and to get to plant a small vegetable garden with my family. I'm grateful for my little one's determination as she gets closer to figure out crawling. I'm grateful for my preschooler's passion and determination in everything she does, especially when we are on the same page. I'm grateful to know there is no room for perfectionism and plenty of room for determination.
What is your "win"? How do you accomplish what you need?
May today highlight our wins. May we let go of what falls a little short. May we find our determination and go after what we need. Have a beautiful day!