Let us all take a day and stop trying to be something we are not. Stop trying to impress those around you. Whether that be your spouse, your friends, or co-workers. I quote Louise Hay a lot but as she says: “We are all doing the best we can at every single moment.” No one is harder on you then yourself. I know that is true for me. I pretend it is other people being tough on me but in reality it is mostly myself. I am my biggest critic. I assume people think things when in reality it is how I feel about myself.
Many arguments would be avoided in my every day life if I stopped and just focused on what is right for me and not expecting anyone else to approve. If I know I am doing what is right for myself and my family there should be no issues. Most mornings I wake up with a horrible feeling in my stomach mostly anxiety. I think about what I am anxious or upset about and actually come to terms with the fact that I am the creator of my worries and my thoughts. I make assumptions that people feel a certain way about me (negatively) and then I start believing it myself. When in reality, I am the person who is thinking those negative thoughts about myself. Don’t get me wrong others tell me things I do not agree with or things that hurt but I need to work harder at not letting it affect me the way I allow it to. That is so much easier written and said then done.
Maya Angelo is one of the smartest most influential people in the world. She makes things so simple, while we as a society complicate everything. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody!”