Yesterday was a little rocky over here.
And when I woke this morning I still felt off.
Why? Because I packed up my failures from the day before and brought them along into a fresh new day.
Guilt, imperfection, regret – I was ready to unload them into a new day that they hadn't yet had a chance to sully.
Why do we do this?
So I'm here this morning with a message (a message that maybe, just maybe I need to hear today as well).
It's your Morning Public Service Announcement:
We're all imperfect. We all come unraveled now and then. We all do things we regret.
All. The. Time.
And it's okay.
Welcome to being human.
Think of yesterday's epic face-plant as a tool to help you do better today. Did it feel good? Are you proud of that moment? Were you the parent/partner/person you want to be?
Then make different choices today.
But put down the guilt and negative self-talk. It ain't helpin' anything.
Put yesterday away. Because it's so… yesterday. Over and done with. Never coming back.
Let it go.
And if you (like me) are carrying around a little satchel (or perhaps a great sack) of regret, it's time to unceremoniously toss that junk in the river. Let it flow away from this day and back to where it belongs, in the past.
Fresh day, fresh start.
You and me. Let's do this.
Today's blog post is brought to you by me totally losing my cool yesterday and acting like a fool.
And now I am officially done with that story.