GOOD ENOUGH IS GOOD ENOUGH

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Good Health -

‘MChireal Shal­low, con­sul­tant psy­chol­o­gist y mum al­ways told me to pick my bat­tles. She would ques­tion whether all the things I was try­ing to do were worth ex­pend­ing max­i­mum en­ergy and ef­fort on. At first, I wanted to prove her wrong. I was work­ing, study­ing and a sin­gle mum of four, and was con­vinced I could do it all. But when you are con­stantly fire­fight­ing, you don’t do any­thing prop­erly and you feel like a fail­ure. I reached a point when I re­alised that I was ex­hausted, grumpy and not fun to be around! Since then, I’ve slowed right down, I take things one at a time, try to fo­cus and do each thing mind­fully. Most of all, I tell my­self that good enough really is good enough, what­ever you’re do­ing.’

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