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When I’m Not At My Best (And Why It’s OK)

Not At My Best

We can’t always be at our best every day, even when we’re trying really hard to keep up with all of the demands that twenty-something’s might have to deal with. Here are some places that I feel I often fail at, but at the end of the day it’s OK not to nail everything perfectly every day. Sometimes you have to let the little things slide to win at the bigger things.

When I roll out of bed 45 minutes after my alarm went off and rush to get ready for work…

It’s OK because I got that extra beauty sleep that I desperately needed.

When I spill my coffee on myself on the train because I am too impatient to wait until I get to work to drink it…

It’s  OK because at least I made the effort to bring coffee from home avoiding the latte factor.

When I am hangry…

It’s OK because this is nothing some carbs and cheese can’t instantly cure (tried and true).

When I make a mistake at work…

It’s  OK because “I’m sorry I made a mistake, how can I fix it” goes a long way, own your mistakes and move on! 

When I’m tired and snap at a friend or my partner

It’s  OK because you apologize, recognizing when you’re not at your best helps you become a better person. I also recommend that you just go take a nap.

When my nails are chipped

It’s  OK because the world doesn’t run on perfectly manicured nails, fix them or don’t fix them, it really doesn’t matter all that much. 

When you’re at lunch with friends and everyone is ordering salad and all you want is a burger and fries and gravy oh and that cheesecake looks pretty good too

It’s  OK if they all want salad, get what you want and get rid of the guilt trip. Own your choices big and small! 

When it’s just one of those days where nothing is going right

It’s  OK; some days are just bad days. Start again tomorrow and don’t let yesterday drag you down today.

When I’ve let someone down, even if on accident by forgetting something or inadvertently doing something to hurt their feelings

It’s  OK, people make mistakes even unintentionally, offer a genuine apology and a way to make it up to them, most people will be forgiving. 

When I don’t want to work out but I really should

It’s  OK, some days it’s just as healthy to skip that workout, but try to force your way through it, chances are you’ll feel better after. 

Remember: A happy life is not built upon the goal of perfection, but BALANCE.

About the Author

Miranda Russell

Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree from Athabasca University and currently works in marketing. She enjoys playing with her fur baby--Maverick, traveling, and training for races. She hopes to one day manage a marketing or events department for a large company.