Mommy Reset

Autumn ===> School & sports start. Chaos begins!!!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love autumn and everything to do with it. BUT… it takes me a few weeks to get back into the groove. And this can sometimes make me feel very overwhelmed and guilty. Guilty I am not as efficient as I could be. Frustrated that everything is not falling into perfection. And simply tired from all the running around.

This is the first year that all three minions have been old enough for activities. So, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are pretty full. Sundays are for Church and family. Then, of course, we have homework and spouse time that need to be placed in here as well. Not to mention personal Mom{Me} time.

I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but WOW! The running around really catches up to you!!! I actually think I forgot was exhaustion felt like, but the last couple of weeks has definitely reminded me.

So last week, I took our household’s resting time {1:30-3:00-ish and after 8:00 p.m.} and made a point to do nothing. I recognized that I needed to reset or else I would become cranky and nearly useless.

The importance of Mom{Me} time is so imperative, and yet it always seems to be the first thing cut from the list. Why is that? Well, it’s because we are moms.

Moms are created to be nurturers, so when there is a need for our family, we fill that need. It is our vocation gifted by God.

We naturally put our sanity aside to keep the others sane 🙂

The good news is that the joy that our little ones have in doing the things they love actually help fulfill our hearts as well. This helps for a little bit, but at a point, you just need to take a guilt-free break before you break!

The problem for me is falling into old habits. I am very much a go-go-go person and I have created three on-the-go minions, so remembering to take personal time for me does not come naturally. I go until I can’t go anymore and then I need a reset.

So, basically, this is my reminder to all. TAKE PERSONAL TIME & STAY SANE 🙂

Once I regain sanity, I remember all my tricks and enjoy each moment more.

Key takeaways for you from this post:

Have a great day!!!
andrea-sig

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