Gold StarMay 11, 2020
Had a day of rest ⭐️
Washed my hair ⭐️
Said “no” to work that didn’t fit ⭐️
Folded laundry that had been in a basket for 4 days ⭐️
Cried, and cried well ⭐️
Had 3 non-work related calls ⭐️
Wrote a difficult email ⭐️
Had a zoom meeting with my lawyer ⭐️
Exercised 4 days for my mental health ⭐️
Didn’t exercise 3 days for my mental health ⭐️
Apologized quicker than normal when I was wrong ⭐️
Wrote a blog post ⭐️
Didn’t reply to a mean message ⭐️
Stopped viewing being “unstable” as a negative thing but rather as the natural response it is ⭐️
Didn’t weigh myself ⭐️
Reduced my time on my phone by 2 hours a day ⭐️
Got more comfortable with uncomfortable emotions ⭐️
For all who feel like they haven’t been “productive enough” with all this “extra time”, remember all that you HAVE done that deserves recognition and ⭐️gold stars⭐️, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
This week I felt up and down, like I hadn’t done enough.
So I made this list.
And honestly, I feel better.
Not because I validated how much I did.
But because I could also validate how much I didn’t do, in its equal importance.
And you know, I don’t need to see your lists to say to you, confidently:
You’re doing great sweeties ⭐️
Gold star. Keep up the good work.