Celebrating Good Enouch Being "good enough"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
In my upbringing, there was no such thing as excellence, if I was not "perfect". It has taken me at least the last two decades working at incorporating excellence as good enough instead of perfect into my understanding. We are all imperfect just about all of the time. Sometimes that encourages me; other times it disappoints me, most of the time I have to remind myself that good enough is truly good enough--and often it is very good, and sometimes it is downright fantastic!
So, did I have a perfect day today, did I meet everyone of my goals, cross every task and aspiration off my to do list. did a spontaneous halo spring up over my head? Absolutely not! Does this mean I am a failure, a loser, a hopeless case? Absolutely not!
I didn't accomplish all my goals and objectives today, but I did:
--not meet my calorie goal, but I did keep my total calories under 2000 (which is still difficult for me)
--eat more healthy fruits and vegetables
--come within one point of meeting my protein goal
--drink 8 cups of water
--didn't eat mindfully all of the time, but I did remember to practice mindful eating some of the time
--record foods eaten completely and honestly
--earn more Spark points today than yesterday
--do some journaling
--talk to someone else about my goals and struggles, especially relating to my foods and exercise
--do the minimum 10 minutes of exercise at the end of a busy day
--indulge in some healthy self care: met with friends, did some personal reading, gave myself a manicure (even though only 5 of my 10 nails met my "polish standards"), enjoyed the manicure results and admired my hands, wore a pretty costume ring, looked in the mirror and enjoyed the improvement I see so far.
And I was happy I had taken this good enough inventory! Good enough feels very good indeed.