Doesn’t this month feel approximately 537 days long? Clearly we’ve been January-ing for at least 2 months now.
You know what January feels like to me at this point? It feels like striving. Striving to stay on course with our sunny New Years resolutions and try-harder-next-times.
January feels like homework.
January feels like a budget.
It’s freezing outside, but not snowing.
Everyone has raw noses.
We checked so many boxes, but not that one.
We’re having the best start to the year EVER…or we’re nowhere close.
Wherever you find yourself at the end of January, know this:
But there is something magical in letting go of all the striving. Silencing the voice that reminds you that you’re not quite where you wanted to be. It whispers about how your aim faltered or shattered way off course.
Or maybe your January has been incredible and you feel extra pressure to make February even better. Worried you’ll slip off track next time, convinced that your bubble will burst. Am I the only one who worries about being too happy?
But if your January looked imperfect, you’re in good company.
Let’s remember that we can change our minds.
We can decide something isn’t working.
We can choose to sit and wait.
We can get up and go.
We can try again or not.
It’s only a month and there are eleven more just like it.
Focus that attention on what you did right or where you witnessed kindness. Things that made you smile and look up from your to-do list.
Thank January for what it taught you and carry along any good habits it brought. Forgive all the rest.
P.S. If you’re a Mom in the middle of striving, I have a community just for us. Hop over to the Facebook group and introduce yourself. I can’t wait to meet you!