Taking Time For Mom
I don't know about Ivory soap helping keep Mama sane, but I do know about Mama Burnout. I've been feeling it lately. You know the feeling. The "If I hear Mama said one more time, I'm gonna lose it!" kind of feeling. When you're getting pulled in 20 different directions because everyone and their uncle needs you to help them. If you're a mom, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
This morning, I had to get up early to take Hubby to the airport to catch a flight to Louisiana. Right now, it's about 7:30 am and there is no sound in the house. This is the first time in a while that I am getting actual quiet time. I'm the kind of person that needs my alone time. Without it, I feel like I can't organize my thoughts. And here lately, between back to school shopping, Izzie moving back in, registering for school, Hubby squeezing activities in with the kids, working on the blog and the store, filling orders, cleaning the house, (which I am very much behind on), and helping the girls get their stuff together for school, and that's just a few things! Every mom needs to know when to take a few minutes for themselves. For me, it's like this morning, just catching up on work on the computer and sitting in the quiet. This recharges my batteries. Sometimes, I'll crochet in the silence. This helps me collect my thoughts, breathe deeper, and helps me to face my full schedule. What do you do to recharge? Some people exercise, do yoga, read a book, etc. Whatever it is that makes you feel calmer and happier, you need to do regularly. You are the only person who is going to take care of you. And if you aren't taken care of, how can you take care of anyone else? Make time today to collect your thoughts and take care of you!