I saw this cute image on Pinterest the other day and felt it rang so true.
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE having wonderfully productive days (or hours) and I love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of it. I always feel better about myself and my life if I did something “productive”. Lately, during the tail end of this pregnancy though, my being productive has been pretty small mountains to climb. Tasks like going for a walk, making the bed, maybe crossing one thing off of my to do list… like take a freaking shower haha. Suffice it to say that I have fallen victim to the lie that my worth and value somedays are tied up into how productive I have been. Some days I get caught up feeling just guilty for not doing enough.
Have you ever felt like that?
I know the truth, and know that every single day doesn’t have to be the most productive day known to mankind. It just can’t be! I think we all have things that we give ourselves a hard time about… Right now, I feel really disappointed in myself if I don’t go on a walk or keep up with my goal of having a weekly blog post. I want to have goals and things I’m working towards (always!) but it does take time and I have to remember to give some grace throughout the process. Maybe just because I worked on a blog post but didn’t publish it, it can still be considered a good day. Still making progress.
The reality is there are some days that we need to just BE, REST, and PAUSE instead of go go go and squeeze every minute out of the day. There are days when that happens and you’re just feeling good, on a roll and keep getting stuff done. On those days, especially if you’re in the mood and have the time, I say go for it! But we shouldn’t always feel that pressure that everyday needs to be like that… Hopefully this little post catches you on a good day (whether it’s a “productive” one or not) and is a reminder that it’s OK to just live your life and let each day look a little different. Your worth is not determined by your constant productivity.