I have struggled for many years to feel grounded and at peace with my life. I constantly question decisions I’ve made and I worry every day that I am not living up to my potential. These fears and general self doubt have been a source of serious anxiety in my life and I am exhausted by worries that I don’t have enough, that I don’t do enough, that I am not enough. And then another tragedy makes the news and everything seems so grim.
Sorry, this is all pretty heavy stuff for a Monday morning, but here’s the thing: I’ve had a bit of head space to think things over, and I’ve decided that a real difference I can make today is choose to be better than I was yesterday. I can love more, I can try harder, I can make better decisions, I can enjoy and appreciate the little things. Being happy is so often a choice, just as letting myself get stressed out is a choice. Letting go and realising that I am not in control of everything is not always easy, but it definitely makes life easier.
I’ve returned from a busy two weeks of traveling and performing and am determined to make better, more productive, more meaningful choices; what better place to start than within my own home. Sharing family meals together is a healthy, easy way for me to make a positive, proactive difference this week. It doesn’t solve the world’s problems, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.
Speaking of, thank you to those of you joining in with me on my Meal Planning Challenge this month! Join in by simply sharing a meal plan or recipe and using the hashtag #hungermama_challenge.
(I have high hopes for this!)
Miso Noodle Soup
Carbonara with Tomatoes and Burrata
(Another new recipe for this week. Fingers crossed!)
Lentils and Veg in Peanut Sauce
(A serious favourite.)
(PS: Browse my other meal plans by clicking here!)