It’s okay to admit you got it wrong. It’s okay to admit you made a mistake, took too much on, tried to ‘run before you could walk’, or you just aren’t ready yet.
Sometimes we can charge ahead, feeling like we ‘need’ to do something or ‘should’ be making progress. But sometimes we also need to take a deliberate step back, take note, and accept its not what we need.
Maybe you were trying to give or do too much while keeping little in reserve for yourself. Maybe you got caught up in dreams for the future and didn’t think about the practicalities of the here and now. Maybe you started on a path and you realise it’s not the right one for you. Maybe you tried to ‘get back into the world again’ before you’re fully healed and ready.
It’s okay to admit you made a mistake. It’s okay to reassess. It’s okay to realise you need to set healthier boundaries or practice better self-care. And its okay to say you’re not ready yet; that you still need time to heal.
It’s okay. You will be okay.
Sometimes the first step to a better future is to make sure we have a better relationship with ourselves. Admitting when we need to change things, when we need to take a step back, or when we’re not ready to face something yet is all a part of the process. Self-love and self-care begins with self-honesty, self-accountability and self-responsibility.
Love yourself enough to know it’s okay to admit you got it wrong, that you made a mistake, or that you need more time. It is not failure to admit these things. It takes great inner strength to look within and love yourself even when you stumble and fall.
Michelle Thereze, She Holds The Bowl, 2018