Four Agreements - 4. Always Do Your Best
Always Do Your Best.
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
Speaking from personal experience - If my best is crying in a puddle on the middle of my floor the best I can be that day, then that’s it. Full stop. If my best is getting up at 6:30am, working out, planning a big shake down the next, then that’s it. Full stop. No point analyzing it, it is what it is and will fluctuate day by day. Do the best you can with any opportunity presented. Especially if it’s crying. Don’t half-ass it though. If you’re having a breakdown and you’re going to cry and scream and yell, give it all you got. Let it all out. Just don’t direct it at others when it’s your shit (nod to the Second Agreement). It’ll make you feel better, that release, and has probably been locked in there for a while, wanting to make its way out. Make sure you are in contact with others doing the same, understanding and compassion go a long way.