Photo By Hannah Janousek
I don’t know if anyone can relate, but sometimes it feels as if no matter how hard I work, I can’t possibly live up to the expectations I set for myself. It’s like I’m in this constant fear that I am not enough, that I am letting someone down or that my work ethic is faltering. It’s an overwhelming wave of anxiety that really scares me.
Life is like a constant balancing act between building a career, doing well in school and maintaining relationships with the people you love most. One second, you think you have everything balanced and the next all the responsibilities you are juggling come crashing down to the floor in shattered pieces.
As you all know I am very optimistic and positive, but the feelings I experience about not being good enough for certain goals or relationships is extremely real. I think it’s a feeling everyone experiences from time to time.
Life is hard every so often, and sometimes it can be difficult for absolutely no reason. Although hard to recognize, having hardships and doubts about the actions you take to be the individual you want to be does not mean you are not enough.
We must remember if we didn’t have obstacles to overcome in the curvy path that is our life, then we would have no character to show for it. That’s what I try to tell myself as I overthink the person I’m working hard to become.
Occasionally, you must look in the mirror, point and tell yourself you ARE good enough, you DO work hard enough, you love deep enough and you make time for others enough.
It’s time to take a deep breath and recognize that your hardest working self is “enough.” Sit back for a moment, don’t overwork yourself to unhappiness, and breathe.
You are 100% enough for whatever you want to get out of this life. Let yourself believe in that fact…even when it’s difficult to. Take it from me.