Do you ever wonder if the way you’re living your life is what you’re fully capable of? Do you wish you could fit more things into a day but there never seems to be enough time or energy?
I feel you. This question is on repeat in so many minds. And this world doesn’t seem to have any concrete answers ya know?
God, or the universe, or whatever you believe in never drops off a letter saying, “Congratulations!! You finally did everything I expected you to do!” It doesn’t stop adding things to your to-do lists or make things easier even when you DO THINK you’re doing enough.
So here’s the truth about whether or not you’re “doing enough.”
Understanding “Doing” vs. Your Value
First, please don’t confuse how much you do on this earth with your worth and value. Who you are is exactly enough.
Your personality is worthy of love and happiness. Your mind is of priceless value. Your soul is much more than the accomplishments you set out to achieve, okay? Okay cool. Glad we’re on the same page.
Now. Am I doing enough?
What does enough look like to you?
Does it mean that you run yourself into the ground every day and still want to do more?
Does it look like exhaustion and constant stress trying to get everything done?
Are you unhappy most of the time?
Because if so, that’s too much. Your life is meant to be a balance and forcing goals that don’t make you happy or have a bigger purpose or give any sort of meaning to you aren’t worth the struggle.
Ask yourself if you’re satisfied with WHO YOU ARE and why. If you are satisfied with the way you treat yourself and the people around you, you’re doing enough. Just keep going. Remember to be patient with yourself. Remember how important you are. Give yourself grace, time, and care to continue showing up for yourself. If you do this, you will see you are doing enough. You can always set more goals or have new and bigger dreams while still believing you are doing enough.
Motivate Yourself But Don’t Forget Your Value
If you’re not satisfied with who you are because of a goal you once set out to achieve and never made happen, you’ve forgotten your worth and value. Everyone sets a goal they don’t achieve, big or small, and that doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough. Re-evaluate why you set that goal and if you thought it would make you worthy of love, affirmation, or happiness.
With all of this said, pushing yourself and motivating yourself is healthy as long as you continue to evaluate your life. If you realize that you’re not where you want to be because you pushed things off, start making whatever it is that you pushed off the first thing you do every day. If you really can be doing more, set the goals to do it. Set the day and time, set the schedule, give yourself an accountability partner and MAKE IT HAPPEN.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW IS…
Your worth is not attached to how much you accomplish. Balance out your life and I promise you’ll be doing more than enough.