Hey there Lansing Hoopers!

How’s your week going so far? I was doing okay until I realized that next week is already  Thanksgiving! Where the heck did November go?!? I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year so now my mind is whizzing with details about seating and menus and….

How to Stop Holiday Anxiety

If I don’t stop myself, it’s easy to get worked into a tight little ball of holiday anxiety. I used to let it run wild – convincing myself of a million little have-tos that didn’t really add much value, but did cause me a lot of stress.

Let Whatever You Do Be EnoughI’ve had to let a lot of that go because there’s never enough time to get it all done and I only have limited mind capacity. At the end of the day, I can work myself up because I didn’t do enough, or I can focus on what I did do and let it be enough. My mind is filled to capacity either way.

It’s not always easy. I have a terrible habit of thinking I’m not good enough, didn’t do enough, wasn’t deserving enough, and a million other things I find fault with myself about.

I used to feel ashamed. I didn’t want anyone to know what a loser I (thought I) was. But the more I open up about these feelings, the more other women tell me they suffer from the same heaviness. The same frustrations and feelings of never being enough. Of always having to choose. That being good enough in one area, feels like failing in another.

I don’t know what the solution is. But I know the more I practice being grateful for what I have accomplished each day, the better I get at recognizing that I am good enough – at least in those individual moments. Moments add up to a day – so that means each day, I’m good enough.

And for that, I am grateful.