Self Care, Putting yourself first....
The struggle for me is real on this one. It feels like there's never enough time for the things I want to do. Now before I continue, let me just say that I know that being a mom is a full time, all the time job. My family means the world to me. BUT sometimes this mom and wife needs a break. I have been a stay at home mom now for two years and I've spent most of these two years trying to figure out "what am I going to do?" I've realized that what I need to do is find something for me! I had been taking metaphysical classes (that's what we'll call them...) from October 2014 thru June 2016, these were weekly classes and they were something very special to me. I created great connections with these people and they continue today. However now these classes have gone to a once a month meeting, which just isn't the same. I need to find something to replace this. Maybe it's teaching the classes myself, maybe it's honing some of the skills I've learned over the past two years, maybe it's something all new or it's a little bit of all of that!
I've also put my health on the back burner again. I was working so hard on implementing a workout regime and eating healthier. It was too much all at once. I set myself up to fail and fail I did. As I wrote in my last blog post, the kids are at school and I essentially have Monday thru Friday from 10-2 to do things-whether it's office work for my husbands business or house management or just me time. I'm a schedule maker, a list maker - it's how I thrive. So I'm working on finding a balance with all of these things instead of trying to do things at once. I have been meal planning and doing my grocery shopping for just what's on the meal plan (every Monday!). I need to refine my shopping skills (no junk!) and really need to add back in some exercise. Baby steps...it'll happen.
So as one of the first things I've decided to do for myself in the "New Year" that began on Tuesday, is posting every Friday on my blog. Honestly you can probably expect most posts to be just like this one. A rambling mess of what's happening right now in my crowded head. If that's good with you then I look forward to seeing you next week!
Until next Friday....remember...