We are our own worst critic. I know this and still...
I end each day feeling like a failure.
Did I yell too much? Did I not play with the kids enough? Did I make sure they ate enough vegetables? I should have read them another story. Did they watch too much TV? Do they know how much I love them? I should have hugged them more. Did I challenge them enough?
As if that wasn't enough...I'm not just a Mom. That leads to:
I need to call that friend/family member more. I didn't give work my full attention. I could have studied more. My house could be cleaner. I need to walk the dog. Did I thank that person enough, for all they did for me? I shouldn't have eaten that ice-cream. I should have gone to the gym.
It's hard always feeling like you aren't good enough. Or haven't done enough. Or could be better. Or could do more. Or could give more.
I want to be everything, to everyone.
But that's a lot of pressure.
I just one day where I go to sleep, satisfied with my day.
Knowing that I did, all that I could do.