Sometimes we get in our own way. We sabotage a nice day by beating ourselves up for not "getting enough done" or not being "perfect." It's time to stop it. It's time to learn from our toddlers. Look, life has... Continue Reading →
As a mom, I realized that what I do every day not only affects my life, but it also shapes the next generation. No pressure or anything. The food I buy, the products I use to occasionally clean my house,... Continue Reading →
I usually sneak off to write while my daughter naps. I'm so lucky that she's a reasonably predicable and solid napper. This is one of the things that has me conflicted right now. You see, I have a younger sister,... Continue Reading →
So get outside today. Leave your phone on the counter. Go for a walk. Listen to your own thoughts. Follow your heart. Listen to what thoughts bubble to the surface. You have the answers you need, now it's time to act.
Now, the second option is not quite as restorative for me, but it's great mother daughter time. It's good for her to see Mom exercising, even if she doesn't understand. It's important as a mom to not lose sight of who you are. You take on a new identity, but it doesn't have to replace your previous identity.
Busy is a mindset. Busy is not an end goal. Being more stressed than your co-workers doesn't make you a better employee. It doesn't make you happier. Taking time to organize your life, take care of yourself and see the forest for the trees lets you keep that vacation feeling all year long.