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Do you feel like a failure?

Daily Life with Jessi

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Do you feel like a failure? Or is that just me? Lately, most days anyway, I feel like a failure in one way or another. Not sure EXACTLY why, but it might have to do with not living up to “the expectations”. I wrote about that last week and you can check it out HERE.

Do you feel like a failure?

I’m a pretty positive person and I truly believe in the power of a positive mind. Check out Mindset MondayΒ for some inspiration (I’m long overdue for a post in that section!). But if we are not fully aware of our thoughts, the circumstances of life can weigh us down. I’m a little guilty of that lately. But we are more powerful than that. Right?

Back to the subject at hand. A lot of times, I feel like a failure as a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend. And the truth is, I have failed. I am failing. And I will continue to fail. That’s just the way a non-perfect life goes. If you are one of THOSE people with a perfect life, please stop reading now. Find somewhere else to spend your time. I’ve got issues and I’m talking about them here. πŸ™‚

Daily Life with Jessi

I’m going to be moody with my husband (whether he deserves it or not is not the question here), and I’m going to yell at my kids, when I should just speak in a clam, relaxed, non-judgmental tone. I don’t call my mom as often as I should. I spend more when I should be saving more. Yeah, probably going to eat more when I should be eating less. Let’s see. What else can I fail at? I could probably type out a list a mile long, if I really wanted to. But, I don’t.

Turn This Around…STAT

I’m going to make a choice right now. Instead of focusing on all of the ways I fail on a daily basis, I’m going to pick out the successes that I experience and shine the light on those instead.

  • I woke up today! I opened my eyes and got out of bed. Thank you Jesus.
  • I brushed my teeth, got dressed, and made sure the kids did the same.
  • I got the kids to school on time, with lunches packed (Packed by them…they’re 13, after all, and I promised I would not be packing any more of their lunches this school year. If they want to eat, they need to pack their own. So far, so good).
  • I didn’t run over the car/driver in front of me who drives 5 mph in a 35 mph zone – YAY me! I might have a little bit of road rage. Everyone else on the road is an idiot. But I mean that in the nicest way. πŸ˜‰
  • I actually have a plan for dinner that includes me cooking it. This is a MAJOR win these days, as I have been on a sort-of cooking strike lately. Not on purpose, just unmotivated. I’m going to start sharing recipes here too. That will help keep me motivated.
  • I am writing this blog post. Yep. I’m totally winning today.
  • I’m smiling. Not because my life is perfect (oh my word – definitely NOT because my life is perfect). But because it’s a choice I am making right now. In this moment. I have a lot to smile about, regardless of that little negative voice in my head trying to tell me otherwise.

Daily Life with Jessi

Okay, I say we end on this positive note! I am going to be diligent about looking at the bright side of things today. Won’t you join me?

Let your light shine,
Jessi(ca)

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