Hindsight is always 20/20…and usually, a better picture
List of errands a mile long, baby is teething & needs to cuddle, in-laws are coming to visit and the house is a mess…
It seems like the more you have on your plate, the worse things will get. It wasn’t a big deal for you to commit to that jewelry party your friend talked you into throwing a month ago. But as the time nears, the rest of the schedule is filling fast, and suddenly you begin to get worried how it will all work. The anxiety only gets worse as you have deadlines to meet, and then your infant takes up all if any spare time you have.
But by the end of the week, Saturday finally rolls around, you find yourself getting all the priorities out of the way, and your party is a success (you even helped sell a few pieces)!
Things are always worse as they are happening. As we are in the thick of it, we can feel overwhelmed, anxious, as if the world is coming to an end.
How often is it later that we look back, and think “wow, it really wasn’t that terrible now that I think about it!”
And sometimes it never really is. The hill seems impossible to climb until you reach the top. Use this to motivate you! You know you can beat any challenge that comes your way, after you take a moment to realize what you have already overcome.
My husband is the greatest at this type of hindsight. He’s always quick to remind me of how I hated doing something, or how stressed out I was, after the moment is over and I can reflect.
Now this doesn’t come without a little ribbing, but that’s what husband’s are for 😉
“Remember how…. Was it really that bad? Now look at you, doing it again….”
I might not even think of it this way if it weren’t for him. When it comes to certain things, I might even swear to never do it again and avoid it at all costs! But he helps me see how even during the worst times – I succeeded. Sometimes that little bit of a second pair of eyes can change your entire outlook.
Thank you, Captain Hindsight