Sometimes the best we can give in the moment falls short of what we normally give or the standard we feel we should be reaching. Other times we stand in a moment, proud that we responded our best. If we release the judgment and all each to be lessons, we continue to grow and learn.
There are times I am not at what I feel is my best. Last night was one of those and as I crawled into bed and looked at my gratitude book, goals log, and the rest of my bedtime routine all I could think was no. I could have made myself do it all. I could have guilted myself for not. Instead I asked myself what I needed most to reach a higher level of myself in the morning. What I needed was rest and the cocoon of blankets wrapped securely around me. So that is what I gave myself; it is what I allowed for myself.
I'm grateful to know I am not perfect, it takes away unnecessary burden. I'm grateful to know that "my best" is fluid and some days my best looks more amazing than others. I'm grateful to assess last night and I'm grateful to give myself what I needed without guilt or judgment. I'm grateful for a soft, warm bed and deep sleep.
When do you catch yourself measuring? How can you let go and accept yourself for who you are and what you need in each moment?
May today remind us that imperfect is a gift. May we recognize we are creatures of change and motion and not get stuck holding ourselves to one constant ideal. Have a beautiful day!