I have found that my daily commitment to practicing Judaism waxes and wanes with my self confidence and positive self image. When I feel successful at my job I will set aside more time to pray and read from my siddur, put on tefillin, and observe Shabbat. But when I feel unhappy with myself, like im a failure, or guilty i almost completely stop. I think if I had grown up in a more observant family my religious tenacity would be higher and less prone to mental health swings (which i think is normal). But I wish I could overcome it better and stick to it. It’s just hard to get passed it though. Curious if anyone else experiences this….
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