Do you sometimes feel like there is not enough time in the day to take a moment out just for you?
Ever feel guilty for taking a break and a breath?
Maybe you think if things calm down and settle I will take the time.
But settle, life does not and time waits for no one.
It can be really difficult to turn your head away from the dishes, the laundry, the one more thing to do.
But you must. You have to take the time to fill your soul in order to fill others. Taking a bit of time here and there saves time in the long run. Breakdowns and meltdowns take considerably longer to clean up than little parties of peace.
The moments away not only benefit you, but those around you as well. Good for mamma, good for all!
Do you think time outs/restarts are important for moms? What is your favorite way to take a BEGIN AGAIN?
Fold laundry, dry mop, feed dogs, dinner prep, set table, declutter for 15 min, meditate, nap, clear the mind
How can you be kind to myself in each moment?
How do you want to feel?
Questions to Ponder…
What activities give you energy?
How much sleep is necessary to function optimally?
What types of exercise do you enjoy? When can you fit that into your schedule?
Are there things that drain you which you could eliminate or delegate?
What would your ideal day look like? Are there ways to incorporate some of that into your life?
In what areas do you need more help? How could you make that happen?
Do you have a dream? Even if now is not a good time to pursue it, there is a way for you to use a few minutes each day to work on it just a little.
In what ways do you find meaning and fulfillment in your work/mothering?
What do you like most about your work?
What do you like least?
What talents or skills do you feel are most important in this work?
What attitudes or values do you view as most important in this work?
What is your typical day like?
Knowing what you know now, how would you have approached this career differently?