It’s that time of year again where folks at full time jobs receive their year-end reviews.
I’ll be frank – I’m not a fan of this process or any process where I receive feedback. Feedback makes me cringe, drawing up thoughts of “I’m not good enough.” Even if the feedback is constructive, my system always sees it as criticism as I never received positive feedback growing up – not because I didn’t do good things but because in my family, good things were expected and the norm. Feedback only given when things were bad.
I’m slowly learning (and unlearning) that feedback is one person’s point of view. And it is not an attack on my character or worthiness. I am inherently worthy. We all are inherently worthy.
If the feedback serves me, I can take it. If it doesn’t work for me, I can leave it. I’m sure there is a lot of inner work to do in this area but today, these thoughts are enough.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.