Ever have those days when nothing is going as planned? Your mind is thinking of 101 things at the same time … and you just don’t know where to start. Overwhelm kicks in, frustration, and by the end of the day you feel like you’ve got nothing done.
Guess what?? You are NOT alone!
These days are what I like to call my beautiful chaos days. Beautiful because I’m doing what I love … being able to work from home and watch our 2 little girls grow and learn on a daily basis. Chaos because there are some days where I feel I have NO idea what I’m doing or even if I’m doing anything right…
Keeping it all together is challenging for most of us, on most days.
But I want to remind all you amazing moms out there that you are doing a great job! Even when it doesn’t feel like it some days, you ARE!!
There’s no such thing as perfection. Not everything will go as planned every day. Your ducks will never be in a perfect row.
I came across a quote from Maya Angelou that read “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be”.
I wanted to write this blog for the moms who feel the need to be perfect, the need “to keep up with the Jones’”, to have everything in order.
With the last few months being a completely different experience for most of us, we had to create a “new normal” in our everyday routines. Many of us have been working from home, home-schooling our kids, keeping everyone busy indoors, all the while keeping up with our usual routine of household chores.
But where in all of this beautiful chaos did you take the time for you?
We, as moms, usually don’t make it on to our own priority list.
I wake up most mornings with to-do lists on my mind, but there’s not usually anything for me on that list. Something that allows me to make time that is just for me … to do whatever I want… time to read, time to write, time to just sit quietly with a cup of tea.
So what have I started doing to be more conscious of doing something for me??
I started to give myself permission! Permission to let the little things go. Permission to stop and take a few deep breaths. Permission to take that much needed time for me. I think I deserve it! Even if it’s 15 minutes … it’s something!
My days are never perfect. But I can honestly say that I’m doing my best. And in order to do my best, I have to make me a priority and take that much needed time to focus on me every once in a while. It helps to calm my mind in those days of chaos.
I’m happy to say I’m perfectly imperfect.