I sort of had a rough draft mantra when I left for work this morning. Something like, “I can only do so much, and that’s ok”. Like I said it was a rough draft. I’ve been working on the draft this evening trying to make it fit my needs.
What I’ve noticed is that I have a really hard time telling myself “I love you” or any version of expressing love for myself. I’ve read several mantras online that begin with “I love myself enough to…”; since at this time those words don’t feel honest for me I’ve decided to go with:
“I respect myself enough to be aware of my physical and emotional limits, I cannot give more than I have and that’s okay.”