Happy Tuesday friends! Hope everyone is doing well. I was drinking a cup of Yogi tea last week. If you haven't had Yogi tea, they have little sayings on their tags. My saying on this tag was "There is nothing more precious than self-trust." This is so very true. Honestly, I have repeatedly failed myself and failed to keep promises that I have made to myself. A big part of this journey is learning to trust myself again. Knowing that if I do what I promise myself, that I will be successful. My Mom always told me that I could do anything I set my mind to and I am truly in a place now where I know she was right about this. It's taken me some time to figure it out, but I think I'm finally in a place where I can rebuild that trust with myself. It may still be a slow process in some areas, I think that other areas are already on their way. I am a work in progress.
I have been listening to different audiobooks and gleaning different things from the various books. It's helpful when you actually hear something that applies and you can work on it in your own life. Being reminded that perfection is going to tell me that I can't do something or why should I keep trying because I can't be successful reminds me of my Mom telling me "practice makes perfect". That was so frustrating, but, again, she was absolutely correct. I can't be good at everything that I try and some things take a little more work to get better. Cooking, meal planning and meal prepping definitely fall into that category but I didn't realize it until recently. When I was a young mother, I was not what one would call a good cook. On the contrary, most of what I cooked when my son and I moved into our own apartment and later our own house, was highly processed foods. There was lots of Hamburger Helper and the like. Now, however, I feel a more confident in my cooking skills, I tried a hamburger stroganoff that tasted far better than the Hamburger Helper version. So many things have changed since I was a young mother trying to feed my family, for this, I am very thankful.
Are you like me? Are you having to rebuild that trust with yourself too? It's not always an easy task, but I have no doubt that it's worth it. As they say, no matter where you go, there you are. One step at a time, I will get there.