It’s not the end (of the world), if…

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Again, I’m facing my natural instinct to feel it’s all hopeless, everything is useless, I’m worthless…

It’s not the end (of the world), if…

  • someone hasn’t replied my email
  • I missed a deadline
  • I seem all over the place, and things are not being carried out as “planned”

Is doomsday upon me?

I used to be a master planner. I’m not sure where these skills have gone. Maybe I’m good at planning for stuff that isn’t my own, so there’s some kind of detachment(?)

I tend to think something is doomed when my expectations are not met, when I (very sketchily) planned something and it didn’t pan out – not yet at least.

Black & White thinking

It’s a common thread of black & white thinking, being hard on my self (lack of self love), thinking it’s “not ok” when things are actually ok, forgetting to take one step at a time while being very impatient for things to fall in place.

Melody Beattie said in The Language of Letting Go: “We don’t have to do recovery perfectly.”

I think it’s the same for most processes, at least at the beginning… It may start as a mess, but that’s ok. And amidst this “mess”, a path will be carved out, things get clearer and more orderly…

Trust the process, I guess.

Holding my horses; will learn to be patient, gentle and kind with myself.

Today’s affirmations

It’s OK

It’s not too late

Rome was not built in a day 

Progress not perfection

If you are feeling hopeless today, I hope this post will comfort you—because you clearly are not alone in this—and it can possibly encourage you to shake off any sense of hopelessness!!!


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