“Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.”
There was a time in my life where nothing was enough. I felt pressured while looking at what others in my cohort were doing and the expectations my family and friends placed upon me. Nothing was ever enough. They always wanted me to be more or less of something. A few examples: More of a hard worker, more active, less emotional, less schizoaffective, more outgoing, etc.
These expectations weighed on me and caused me distress when I tried to live as their person instead of who I was authentically and what I was capable of at the moment.
I’ve released these expectation and accepted that I am enough and what I am doing at the moment is enough. Forcing myself to do things before I was ready because of outside pressures only caused me stress. We are different from moment to moment, we are new people each day we wake up, so what we might not be doing at the moment may come later when we are ready.
You are enough, what you are doing at the moment is enough. Don’t let anyone tell you different, be authentically you and true to yourself.