Whether it be forcing myself to get up when I am completely exhausted, steer clear of that extra cookie because I know I'm only craving sugar because I'm tired, or sticking it out when my daughter is entering hour two of resisting going to bed; my willpower is at play. If you could see my willpower it would look like a bodybuilder on steroids.
I'm grateful for willpower. I'm grateful for the ability to power through. I'm grateful for those days that I give my willpower a break and just relax. I'm grateful that despite the strength of my willpower I do not look like a body builder on the outside. I'm grateful to cut myself slack for the areas that do not get exercised. I'm grateful to know that someday my daughter will sleep through the night, I will have plenty of time to exercise, and I will eat that extra cookie just because I can. But I am also grateful that I get to have this time with my daughter and keep her a baby just a little bit longer.
What exercises your willpower? How can you give yourself credit and slack where they are due?
May today remind us there are trade-offs. May we see our strengths and feel supported. Have a beautiful day!