Truth Moment – Mom’s we don’t always have it together! Let’s stop pretending. Real transparency here! Some days I am good to even get a shower, lol! I know we can all relate – so no judgement!!!
I have simply been overwhelmed. As a busy wife, mom, homeschooler, blogger, social media influencer, etc. I wear many hats and I am simply burned out. These don’t all happen at once, but just being a mom alone totally takes up about 100% of my time. Everything else has to fit in around that. Except for being a wife of course, that is first, mom second!
Sacrificing it All
As Mom’s we sacrifice so much of our –
- mental status
- spiritual well being
for our spouses, children, our home, our family members, our jobs. After we have given to everyone else we are often left depleted and empty.
Need I say more… But I said all that to say this – Yes we love our babies, unapologetically! But that still doesn’t mean that we can’t lose ourselves in the daily monotony of raising our children and caring for the home. Motherhood can be challenging, taking care of yourself helps you to be a better wife, mother and everything in-between.
I will be the first to tell you – dishes and laundry have sometimes taken a back seat. You might find clothes piled up or dishes piled up. At the end of the day, spending time investing in your children’s future is more important than housework. It can wait and there is always tomorrow. The housework will get done eventually. So if you need that break instead of running yourself into the ground – take a pause and refresh yourself and then return to those household chores.
My time is not my time – in times past I have sabotaged my own opportunity to have free time or mom time away. Not anymore, I try to take Any and All opportunities for free time that I can. I have realized that self-care and self-preservation are extremely important. So don’t beat yourself up or have mom guilt or allow your children to manipulate you, make you feel guilty or sabotage your mom-time. Take your breaks Moms! It is so extremely important.
Here are a few tips to find that self – care balance:
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Have a spa day
- Go out to lunch by yourself or with friends
- Retail Therapy
- Visit a Therapist
- Get outside for fresh air
- Mom’s night out
I am still working to find that balance and it is challenging with busy schedules, but I enjoy me more and my family can miss me and enjoy me more too when I come back from my self-care. So let’s do it Mom’s – we are all in this together. Let’s uplift and encourage one another to be our best selves.
When was the last time you did something by yourself and for yourself? Self-Care is a real issue and you deserve to have it. This is your assignment – find something that you really want/wanted to do, go do it and come back to this post and leave a comment! We would love to hear what you did!