You're Doing It Right
The internet in 2016, generally speaking, is a negative place. Trolling and bullying aside, one thing that drives me nuts is the deluge of content that tells us what we do incorrectly. I look forward to our weekly "You're Doing It Wrong" feature at work because I learn a simple beauty trick, but as I scroll through my Facebook feed, story after story tells me I'm getting everything wrong.
From sleeping and eating to budgeting and relationships, there are a million stories out there that start with that angle because it gets us to click on it. But why is that? Why are we so curious to know in what ways we're essentially messing up?
Instead of pointing out the many ways in which we are making errors, what would happen if instead we focused on everything we did right? We are all just doing our best and trying our damnedest anyway.
A list of possible things you are doing right:
-Going to school
-Going to work
-Being a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend
-Looking for a job
-Taking some time for yourself
-Working out five days a week
-Not working out at all
-Nailing that contour and wearing it because it's what you like
-Wearing no makeup at all
-Wearing some of yesterday's makeup still
-Washing your hair twice a week
-Washing your hair every day
-Singing in your car on your commute until your throat is hoarse
-Hiding in your car in the middle of a work day to have a solo moment
-Wearing a used sports bra
-Flipping your last pair of socks inside out to get a second wear (BEEN THERE)
-Spending all day Sunday marathoning reality TV shows you've already seen
-Spending Sunday with your family and loved ones
-Spending Sunday working out, shopping for groceries, prepping your meals for the week
-Brushing and not flossing (because the federal government got that wrong, apparently)
-Brushing, flossing, waterpiking and mouth-washing
-Enjoying a glass of wine/tea/water/whatever whenever you want. You see my point.
This is your path. This is the right choice for the moment because it's taking to your next choice, your next step. You're doing it all right because it's all right for you. The sun rises and the sun sets. There will be a tomorrow, and you can make all the same choices or all new ones. Or maybe you'll try a sampling of new with what you already know.
Don't stress. You've got this. You're doing it right.