I forget about myself daily:
Am I a good mom, are the choices I'm making good choices and who they affect, have I always been there for everyone who needs me, did I dress appropriately for the occasion, who has appointments today, what am I forgetting to do, who am I going to let down today.... in all these thoughts I lost myself.... what about me?
As you can see the list didn't say: nail day, a spa day, relax day, a me day, girls trip, or whatever you want to call it!
We as women get so wrapped up in taking care of others, we forget about ourselves, and sometimes those people we are caring for fail to give as much as we are giving in return.
We are tough no doubt, no matter what life throws at us somehow we figure it out...doesn't matter if we lock ourselves in the bathroom, closet, bedroom...wherever your hiding place may be.... we find a solution!
I swear our brains never shut off...you could be like me and have a notepad by the bed for every time you think of something when you drift off to sleep cause you know you'll forget it all by morning!
If you're a mom, you wake up early feed the kids, get them ready for school, run all the errands for the household, go to work to pay the bills, participate in all the sports or activities, parent meetings, if you have a man in your life you're keeping him in check (cause we all know their minds are everywhere but where it needs to be) #yourhismomtoo , pick up kids from school, cook dinner, get kids ready for bed, do laundry and the list goes on....but where do you fit in?
We all know you can handle it, your tough remember? But you can't forget to take out time for yourself. I've been told this so many times by my friends, it never sinks in!
A recent visit to the doctors and they ask me... Are you stressed?
Hello women.. stress is what I live off of! But wait...how do I really know if I'm stressed... is it when I've taken on more things than I can handle or is it my everyday life? So of course I start running through my daily routine..... she looks at me like I'm nuts 5 sentences in and I'm still going on and on...
Diagnosis ....... YOUR STRESSED!
Girl: I just thought it was getting stuff done, not stressed! So what do I do?
Share your responsibility, don't discard the helping hand. It's so hard for us to accept help sometimes or even ask for it! Lord knows I don't want to ask for anything until I'm drowning. Remember that stubbornness I was talking about before! Yep!
So I had to reevaluate my life and fit myself in and I want you to do the same. Stress isn't something we always notice but someone else can.... your tough but even still you need a break!