Attitude of Gratitude {series} Day 6

It’s Monday again. Man do I love Mondays. After self-care Sunday, Monday never really seems to be that bad. Nothing overly exciting happened today and to be honest, I am really struggling with keeping up with this blogging every day. I am grateful for the flexibility that I am allowing myself.

See, even a few months of ago if I would have attempted this and missed a day, I wouldn’t have just kept going. I would have stopped, and felt defeated because I once again set out to do something and didn’t complete it. I am trying really hard not to do that this time. So what if I missed a day? I will just make it up and keep moving forward. How often in life do we set on to do something, make big goals and elaborate plans and then something happens and we fall short? I do this more times than I would like to admit. I cannot tell you how many times I have told myself that I would log 100 miles (walking/running) in a month, I would work out every day, I would blog every day, I would lose x amount of weight in a month and the list could (really) go on and on and on; only to get 3 days in and stop. But I wouldn’t just stop. I would then beat myself up for falling short. Self-sabotage is real my friends.

But we need to start showing ourselves love and grace. We are human. We will make mistakes. We will fail at things. But we have to keep trying. There have been so many times when I have felt defeated and wanted to throw the towel in. If I am being completely honest, I feel that way about this little blog challenge that I made for myself. I am not throwing the towel in.

Not this time. If no one reads this, I can still be proud of myself for accomplishing something I set out to do. And for that, I am truly grateful.

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