This mom- ing gig? .
Don’t get me wrong-I know I am truly blessed to have three healthy kiddos in my life, and feel there’s no greater job in the world than raising my babies.
But although it’s the BEST and most rewarding job in the world—it’s also the most challenging. And demanding. And exhausting. You name it...
Many days, there are times I feel I may legit lose my mind. I question if I’m doing things right. The teacher in me “reflects” on what I can do better-how I can handle situations that come up more effectively. There’s always the good and bad days where at the end of the day, you either feel like you’re finally getting this whole parenting thing down, just to turn around and feel like a failure again.
I used to let these “bad” days really get to me, and would get stuck in a mental rut. But I’ve learned that it’s not just me-that’s parenting! And rather than carry the load from one bad day into the next-to look at each day as a fresh new start. And MOST importantly, to do something for ME each day, as a chance to refresh and recharge for the next. .
Lesson: Trying to do it all and running yourself ragged is a guaranteed way to burn yourself out, which helps nobody, especially your loved ones. Your “me time” doesn’t have to be anything fancy...even just ten minutes of something that allows you to relax and come down from it all is better than nothing. You can’t pour from an empty bucket.🙄
Three kiddos later, this couldn’t ring more true. I make a point to take a break from the chaos each and every day, often in the simplest of ways (📚☕️🍷🏃🏼♀️📺), and have learned to ӀíՏԵҼղ to my body and give in when I’m trying to do too much. It’s all about balance.⚖️
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