The other day I decided it was time to tackle my freezer. I could no longer find what I was looking for. It was packed! Clearly, I had put this task off far too long.
So…we pulled everything out. Sorted it, checked for freshness, and reorganized. Hate to admit, but we had to throw some things out. They had been in there too long and were freezer burnt.
I’ve made this mistake in the past. Then, spent time kicking myself. Time feeling bad. This time I did what I teach my children. What I teach parents in my coaching group. I gave myself GRACE.
It’s okay, I told myself. We are starting FRESH. So I took the garbage out, admired my newly organized freezer, and took a deep sigh of relief. Starting FRESH feels a whole lot better than regret.
Regret can stop you in your tracks. Weigh you down. Get you STUCK.
Grace and starting fresh can free you. Refuel you. Keeping you moving forward. Propel you.
So, I encourage you to give yourself grace when you make mistakes. Give yourself permission to start fresh. And just as importantly…teach your kiddos to do the same.