When you’ve done all that you can do.

When you’ve done all that you can do, and you still feel like you have so much further to go. When you feel like all that you have to give still isn’t nearly enough. When it seems that you will not be able to keep up everything that needs to be kept up for one minute longer. Stop and breathe. Look, really look at what you are expecting of yourself. You cannot always do it all. You cannot hold everything together perfectly and you cannot be perfectly composed every single day. It’s unrealistic. It’s ok to have “off” days. Bad days will pass just like they always do. There will be a brand new sparking day waiting for you tomorrow. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
Today it’s time for self-compassion.


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  1. Thank you for sharing, maybe this is what I needed. I am a student, failed three times, this time I am optimistic but my teachers are all telling me to “keep studying, maybe you’ll fail this time as well, this exam is one of the hardest in the world……” So, I am studying day and night and day and night, all the way sometimes making unrealistic targets for the day…. I go to sleep with a headache and this is how I wake up. Always frustrated for not being able to meet all the work targets of the day. Maybe a few hours off won’t kill me, glad to know that I am not the only one who feels like getting some rest without being called a lazy, good for nothing person. Keep posting. Thank you.

    1. Dear Shoryu, Don’t be so hard on yourself. If something is not easy for you, that’s okay. When you’re finished your night of studying and you’ve done the best you’ve can, be proud of yourself! Let it go and don’t worry. Go to bed and say a prayer to ask God for courage, strength and help. All you can do is your best. After that, let it go. I don’t what you are studying, but what I used to do, is by associating to help me remember it. If it was anything to memorize, I would make a song out of it. Or I would take the first letter of each word and give them a name of a girl. Anything to help me memorize. If you are studying math, I’m sorry I can’t help you, it was my weakness. LOL. Maybe you can get a friend or a family member to help you, question you? I wish you all the best and I will say a little prayer for you. Stop calling yourself those negative words. They are all lies. You are smart, driven, hard working, determined, and good hearted. God Bless,

  2. Hello,
    Thanks a lot. This is what I needed. I started my own business four yeard ago. I tried my vest, gave my best and still I’ve been thinking it’s not enough. My business is not getting better yet. In fact, there are many competitors. I’ve been trying harder and harder. At the end of the day, I returned home with the feeling that I’ve no energy left. At night I slep with worries. So most of my nights are sleepless. Every now and then I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about my work, how to make it better. I can’t stop my business after trying so hard for four years.
    Your post helps me realize what I need to. Again, thanks. Keep posting.

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