Have you ever made it through your day when suddenly the thought hits you, “What did I do today?” Then as you contemplated the answer, you realized you don’t actually remember what occupied your time. You even have periods of the day you lost either due to naps, periods of brain fog, or MS moments.
Those kinds of losses, or should I say feelings of defeat, have a tendency to weigh heavy on a person’s thoughts and can even cause you to feel less of a person or useless. After all, you know how much time it should take you to shower and prepare for your day, but even something as simple as that has become difficult to manage. Your meaning of accomplishment has changed over the years from scaling a mountain, to climbing a flight of stairs, to walking ten steps, to getting out of bed.
But no matter what you are able to get done today—whether it’s running a marathon, walking to the mailbox, or making sure the couch doesn’t get lonely—as long as you do the best you can in all that you do…that’s what matters. Your best will be different than mine and may be different than your best was last year, last month or even yesterday.
You can’t spend your day muddling through regrets, weighty thoughts and unnecessary worries. You’ve heard the phrase seize the day? Well, this is your day to seize. Take ahold of today and make it yours. Shake off everything that is keeping you from simply being your best and actually living. Shake off those feelings of doubt, defeat, and disappointments.
You are not a burden because your best requires help from others, and you are not a failure because it takes you longer to finish just about everything you do. Just do your best and don’t allow your mind to wander thinking about what could-a, should-a, would-a been. Today may not be your best day, just don’t let that keep you from being your best in it.