Let Whatever You Do Today Be Enough!

As I’m writing this, I am trying to ignore all of the bags of clothing, dry groceries, dirty laundry, and “to-do” lists that are scattered around the house from returning from an extended holiday weekend–our house looks like a bomb went off. The kids are asleep and I could be organizing and cleaning right now, but I don’t feel like it. We had a fabulous time with our friends over the weekend, a spectacular 4th of July, it’s sunny and suppose to be in the 80’s today, and I’m still on vacation mode, which is where I would like to stay forever. I know that’s not realistic, but…

You know what—I am going to relax and enjoy this sunny day. All tasks will be completed at some point and if they don’t–who cares!?! I’m going to allow myself to ignore my “to do” lists today and spend as much time as possible outside with our girls. I trust that I will feel motivated again at some point, but today my mantra is: Whatever I get done will be enough!

Don’t forget—You don’t have to be superwoman, a perfect mom or wife, or have an immaculately clean home to be good enough!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and have a great week!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Monica & Elaine
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 08:56:09

    I’m with you, I’m looking at my house like where do I begin? Instead I’ve chosen to ignore it completely. I can spend all day cleaning and tomorrow it will be a mess again, so why not just enjoy this day with my children.


  2. Rebecca
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 09:24:54

    I’m totally with you on this one! I just realized today was the first day in a month that Zoe and I have had nothing to do, all day long, it was weird at first, but I’m going with it…avoiding creating errands to run or places to go and just enjoying “being” with my daughter. It’s fun! Hopefully the dishes will get done before Brad gets home…but if not? Who cares?


  3. a dreamer's wife
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 19:07:28

    Great reminder, especially when juggling a full-time job, infant, and toddler, etc. Sometimes I just need to let a few chores go and not do anything (after girls’ bedtime of course)!!


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  5. breanna
    Sep 30, 2011 @ 11:58:08

    i love this reminder to stop always thinking about what i *should* have done…I’ve linked to you here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2011/09/pinterest-picks-12/


  6. Lisa G
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 14:04:20

    Though I just happened upon this post much time later than it was written,I am so very appreciative of the mom who wrote it! The message is one that I think women,especially moms,secretly struggle with and may talk about but don’t always feel as though they can ‘come clean’ (no pun intended) with how much they struggle with this daily. It is at least partly a secret expectation,in my opinion whether self imposed, outwardly imposed in comparing ourselves w/what so and so is doing,or both. I didn’t come to the full realization,tho I still struggle with and am working thru have had to come to terms with. I have a chronic illness and thus can’t be the same person in the regard of “doing” what I use to,is a daily,sometimes moment to moment largely hidden struggle of mine. So much so Im in therapy partly for this issue. So I thank you writer for this and will try and remind myself each day that its more about who I’m am and not what I do. Kudos!


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