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Sometimes you simply have to accept that you can’t accomplish as much as you’d like to. If you’re sick, tired, or hurting emotionally, you just have to do what you reasonably you can and then give yourself whatever you need to feel better. You may feel like you’re falling behind, but you’re not failing. You’re doing what you need to do to take good care of yourself, and that’s the most important thing you can do when you’re struggling.

Sometimes you just have to let yourself off the hook. Forget everything you didn’t check off your to-do list, forgive yourself for any mistakes, and stop dwelling on everything you think you could have done better. The past is behind you, and it can only control you if you let it. So let go of what you should have done and focus on the best you can going forward.

When you keep criticizing your kids, they don’t stop loving you. They stop loving themselves. Let that sink in.

Relax wild one. It’s not your job to be everything everyone needs, and you don’t have to be impressive to be loved. Stop trying so hard. Just show up and be real with the world. That is enough.

‘What if I fall?’ Oh, but darling, what if you fly?

Your mental health is more important than your career, money, other people’s opinions, that event you said you would attend, your partner’s mood and your family’s wishes, combined. If taking care of yourself means letting someone down, then let someone down.

The problem is, everyone is looking for unconditional love, carrying a bag full of conditions.

When you continue to be irritated by someone who refuses to change you also refuse to change.

Never apologize for being too much. Too passionate. Too strange. Too curious. Because no, you’re not normal, and that’s a blessing.

Most of us expect far too much from ourselves and never give ourselves credit for all the things we’re doing right. You’re trying your best, facing challenges that would likely overwhelm anyone, and learning and growing every day. And you’re doing it while feeling a range of messy, confusing emotions and healing from pains large and small from the past. Stop and give yourself a little credit. You’re stronger than you know, and you’re doing better than you think.

Life can still be beautiful, meaningful, fun, and fulfilling even if things don’t turn out the way you planned.

When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments.

Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.

What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it is supposed to be.

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of rewards, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

Ditch the expectations and let go of how your life is supposed to turn out and you will be free. Life is supposed to flow and be natural.

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.

Happiness equals reality minus expectations.