So yeah it has taken me over two weeks to post again 😱. My intention is to post 2x times a week. Quite honestly this is another safe zone for me to purge and encourage any other mommy who thinks she’s a horrible mom and help her realize she isn’t. Motherhood is an awesome, scary, bumpy , exciting, emotional journey.
The seasons are ever changing as our mini-me’s grow up. One challenge we may face throughout the seasons is what’s known as the Mommy Burn Out. Whether we are a working mom, stay at home mom, work from home moms…..veteran or newbie At one point we all experience it.
As I type this my 6 month old is nursing, pinching my nipples and being fussy. My oldest keeps unplugging the Wifi and my 3 year old is reminding me that we need to practice her utilizing her indoor voice.
It’s so easy to get caught up in motherhood and all the responsibilities it entails but we have to be sure to always implement self care. I know it’s easier said than done. Some of us have stronger villages than others , and as you go through your list and realize there isn’t much opportunity for you to get some alone time you can begin to lose sight of it’s importance.
My sure fire sign that I’m burnt out is emotional binge eating sweets and increased yelling.
I try my best not to reach this point, but sometimes due to lack of planning, finances, communication etc…. I can find myself going over a month without any me Time.
Me time looks different for everyone, some mommies prefer going to a bar or shopping alone. I personally enjoy meeting up with friends and chatting over a great meal or locking myself in the room with the TV or YouTube away from any screaming or yelling kiddies.
My Task for you:
1) Take 5 minutes and jot down 5 things you enjoy doing without the company of your mate and children.
2) Open your calendar and pin point/pencil in 2 tentative Mommy days within the next month
3) Discuss scheduling with your spouse/village
4) Review your budget, check on line for coupons and possible discounts.
5) Follow through with your plans Guilt-free
Life is all about balance, staying true to yourself and who God called you to be.
You can’t pour out from an empty cup, you will never truly be able to genuinely and wholeheartedly love your children, mate, job etc… If you don’t show yourself love and appreciation first.
What is your ideal mommy time?