Some days are just a “one piece in the puzzle kind of day”!
A client was sitting on the couch in front of me. She sighed and said, “Some days are just a one piece in the puzzle kind of day!”
I laughed out loud – what a wonderful metaphor. I could totally wrap my brain around the concept. I also loved that it felt successful. Even if you only accomplish one thing in a day, that one thing can be mighty significant. The concept came to her as she navigated her way through a series of life changing events one after the other. Since she was going through more than any person could reasonably cope with, she made the decision that if she could accomplish just one thing – she would feel satisfied.
Have you ever felt that way? I know that I sure have.
What I find most of my clients suffering from is the, “I’m not enough” syndrome. This includes: I don’t DO enough, I AM not enough, I don’t EARN enough, and the list goes on. Nothing we do equals “enough.” But what if we could celebrate doing one thing in a day? How would that change things? We all make long lists of things we must do in a day, creating more pressure for ourselves. If we don’t accomplish everything on that list, we deem ourselves an utter failure.
Yes, some days we are able to get it all done and feel very accomplished. We feel great! And then the day we can’t get it all done – we are back to feeling utterly unaccomplished – a dismal failure. What if instead, we decide those days are actually our, One Piece in the Puzzle Days?
So, the question is, how do we begin to accept ourselves for where we are? How do we support ourselves when all we can accomplish in our day is that one piece of the puzzle?
While writing this article I happened upon this quote by J. Lynn.
Now, that’s a whole other concept – accepting that maybe things are exactly the way they are supposed to be.
If you struggle with self-allowance – if you constantly feel as if you aren’t enough – then please come in and see me. Together we can help stop that inner voice.
Remember, sometimes one piece of the puzzle is just perfect. Schedule your free 30-minute discovery session with me today.