I’m strong. I’m tenacious. I believe in my ability to push through whatever barrier.
So when I fell on Saturday and scraped my knee and twisted my ankle, I was up within 10 minutes, drove home, baked a cake, wrapped presents and finished clearing out my bathroom for my upcoming renovation.
I was certain I would just shake this off.
And then I spent a very sleepless night in throbbing pain and could barely walk on Sunday.
I am a good woman and you can’t keep me down, but I mistakenly believed that meant never showing weakness, never taking a rest, when my body was telling me that’s what I needed.
Sometimes I think I’ve learned to be so independent and strong, that I can’t admit even a temporary defeat. Of course, my ankle will be better in a few days, but not in 48 hours. And it’s okay to put my feet up and let help in.
Try this ONE thing
Keep being strong, keep pushing. Except when you need a rest; when you need to put your feet up. Then do that, trusting you’re not being kept down, you’re just taking good care of yourself.
Hey! Are you already successful and accomplished? Do you have many things to appreciate about your life right now? Are you always open to learning more and growing yourself?
Despite all your successes, do you sometimes doubt yourself? Do you hesitate to go after what you really want in life?
Or maybe you dismiss your past successes, putting them down to luck, and don’t really see how extraordinary you really are?
If this sounds like you, you and I should have a conversation. Drop me a line here, karen.laidlaw.theONEthing@outlook.com, and let’s talk!