Here's something that has helped me when I'm feeling this way... I take a breath, and promise to 'do my best today.' But with the added positive statement that 'my best today may be different than my best yesterday, or last week, or tomorrow. It doesn't matter. What matters is that today, I will do my best.' It's very liberating. I no longer ask myself to continue producing super-human results - whether at work or at home. What's especially nice is that I sleep well at night, every night, because I know I've done my best.
The ability to forgive oneself is also important. When I was a single parent, some days didn't go as well as I wanted. So I would forgive myself, and apologize to my children, and just try to do better the next day. Every day gave me a fresh opportunity to do well.
This is a lovely blog for today, thanks for sharing, and I will share with coworkers and book clubs.