I'm tearing up as I'm writing this because as soon as the thought popped into my head I knew 1) it needed to be said and 2) that it was for sure something I needed to implement in my own life more often.. probably right now.
We as moms are always searching for "balance" right? Like I want to be peaceful & present with my family, have a clean house, dinner on the table at 5, bring in some kind of income, exercise daily, eat spinach all day, be a lady in the streets but a freak in the sheets (sorry ma!)... and never feel one ounce of stress because I've found the perfect way to balance it all.
So we search for systems to implement and follow people whose ideas we like and we work really hard to juggle all 58 balls in perfect synchrony. And then one small thing happens and we lose our ever loving sh!t. We snap at our kids or ignore our husbands or turn into a bear who just wants to hibernate and be left alone FOREVER. I'm in this place right now.
We're in this journey together to become more peaceful and present, more brave and balanced. But sometimes... I just feel STUUUUUCK. Like I've made zero progress and like I am not any more of those things I listed above than I was a few years ago.
But what if I told you I had the secret sauce to make you feel like the true champion of your home? That feeling when you CRUSH your to-do list, love on your kids and husband hard, make a healthy dinner, and get the kids to bed without a fight (I think this is what heaven will be like ha!)
It's so easy mama... yet so challenging...
SHUT IT DOWN.
Shut it down. Turn off social media. Turn your whole dang phone off and put it away if you need to. (Tell your family and friends first so they don't send the police out to check on you lolz)
Shut it down. Play with your kids. Mark some stuff off your to-do list. Get into nature. Spend quiet time alone. Lay on the couch and watch a movie. Pray. Bake your neighbors (and your kids) cookies. Go to lunch with a friend.
LOVE THE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE HARD AND I PROMISE YOU WILL FEEL LIKE THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD.
We don't need to keep looking at others and measuring our own success, we'll never compare to their only perfect parts of life shown on social media.
(I try to share the crazy as much as the good but if I ever let on that I have it all figured out, please come to our house any time so I can set you straight REAL quick like ;) )
A sweet friend recommended this book to me that gives wonderful tips about how to step away from your phone and INTO your family. So so good!
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