I’ve been seeing friends and those I follow on social media talking so much about “trying again tomorrow”, and it’s a saying I’ve found myself repeating throughout my day as well. There’s something so gratifying about having the ability to try again whether it’s getting to follow up a great day with one that is just exciting or having the ability to try to better a running time.
It also serves as a great reminder if and when you’re trying to combat perfectionism. I struggled with having the “perfect” day for the longest time. It was awful. If it rained, my day was automatically labeled as bad because sunshine can only cause good days. Obviously. However, I had an Oprah style “A ha!” moment several years ago while driving home. It had rained, and I had still had a great day (or at least one filled with fun moments). In that moment, I realized I was in control of my day and how I reacted to it. There’s something good in every day, right? YES. And most often, tomorrow brings with it an opportunity to hit reset.
Sometimes I find myself comparing myself to others for far too long, or I don’t accomplish everything on my to-do list. If I’m struggling to complete a run on my running program, sometimes I just want to give up for the day. I usually try to stop the behavior while it’s happening, but tomorrow is also another day to try again. On the flip side, I’ve been feeling so grateful for my friends new and old and the promise of texts and conversations that will fill a new tomorrow.
Whether you’re having a great day or one that’s not the best, remind yourself: tomorrow is another day to try again. It’s a gift. Be grateful for it rain or shine. I know I am because it’s another chance to make something great happen while kicking perfectionism to the curb.
Have a lovely weekend!