Ok, so my 26 reminders may have been a bit too much. My alarm was going off all evening and this morning and driving everyone crazy. I had my expectations a bit too high last night, but I am going to stick with the positives because we really need to be happy with ourselves even if we just take baby steps into something new. I have been reading like crazy and it really is not easy to just completely reprogram your brain. You have to be patient, which is extremely difficult for me!
I was determined not to give up after the first few alarms went off and stuff wasn’t done. I took a deep breath and did some self-talk after totally losing it and my husband was completely confused as to why. I was a bit of a lunatic I must admit. You really should go over any changed routines or schedules with your spouse beforehand and not expect them to read your mind (mental note). When you think you are failing don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember, self-compassion. What would you say to a friend that was getting frustrated? That is how we should be talking to ourselves. I talk to myself all the time anyway, so it might as well be compassionate. Once we conquer self-compassion then it will be much easier to have compassion for others.
I did a load of laundry last night and I set the coffee maker for this morning. That is progress! Yes, the coffee was set to PM instead of AM, but hey, I did it! This morning I accomplished some things as well and was actually ready for work early. This really is a life change for me and I know it will not be easy because I don’t do “change” very well, but it is exciting at the same time. I hope you accomplish something you really want to today and give yourself a pat on the back!
“At the end of the day remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.”