Last week, I shared reason #3 why moms felt overwhelmed to the point of tears in the shower. This week, I wanted to continue to reason #2. If you missed the last post, go ahead and read it now and come back to pick up where you left off.
That’s right, it’s not about having time, it’s about making time. As the saying goes, show me how someone spends their time and I’ll show you where their priorities lie. Let’s be real, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. How we spend it comes down to a matter of priorities. While I was comfortable with the idea that I didn’t have time to invest in myself, it came at a cost. All of that time I invested in other things meant I was regularly compromising myself. Specifically my mental and emotional health. When I reached a breaking point I knew I had to find another way. That came in the form of dedicating as much time to myself as possible. Continue reading “Why You’ll Never Have Time to Nurture Yourself”
Generally, on Thursdays, I do a check-in post to see what’s come up for you since the previous post. I’ve received some messages that have compelled me to share this with you instead. I’ll check in with you at the end to see what this week’s post on strength brought up for you.
I grew up amazed by how my mom was so incredible. She worked, took care of my brother and I, always had the house in order, made it look easy, and had such a good attitude about it. Between work and church, she was on the go all of the time. She was the bar by which I measured myself by. When I became a mom, I felt like a fish out of water. In the beginning, I was patient with myself because I was learning. Yet as time went on, I grew frustrated with myself and became overwhelmed. I really struggled to have it all together all of the time. Not the appearance of having it all together but actually having it all together. The only way I could do it was by sacrificing myself. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Strong Women”
I just wanted to take a moment to check in with you and see what’s come up for you since the last post where I opened up to you about breaking the habit of perfectionism and gave you three tips to get started! Did you see part of yourself reflected in that post? Did you learn anything about yourself? I’d love to hear what self-discoveries you’ve made! Feel free to share in the comments or send me an email via the contact page!
Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in breaking your habit of perfectionism.
I just wanted to take a moment to see what you discovered about yourself since the last post. Did it inspire you to reconnect with yourself? I’d love to hear! Feel free to share in the comments.
Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in cultivating the relationship with yourself!
Whether you’re a giver (someone who gives others most of their time and energy) or you just have too much on your plate, neglecting yourself for too long can often lead to you feeling burnt out. You might feel tired, sluggish, irritable, overwhelmed, and just need a break from life.
Continue reading via my business site 3 Self-Care Tips To Prevent Feeling Burnt Out (And Reset Your Batteries If You Already Are)
Years ago, I identified I needed a minimum of 8 hours of sleep to function at my best (when I say a minimum of 8 I really mean I feel awesome with 9 or 10). While getting the amount of sleep my body requires isn’t an issue for me, I thought this video might be helpful for those that do struggle with it. There are so many aspects of sleep discussed in this video from societal norms to the science behind sleep and the importance of dreaming. I encourage you to bookmark this and come back to it when you can watch the video because it has lots of great information and information to reflect on.
Today’s Fit Friday’s post is written by guest blogger Karen.
“Take care of your body; it’s the only place you have to live.”
Our bodies are magnificent things, your feet and legs support you as you walk and wander through the day. Your torso and back support you as you lift, turn, and move in all directions to see the world around you. Your arms and hands move and grip things, helping to feed and fuel yourself. Your shoulders and neck support your head which encapsulates and protects your most vital muscle, your brain. And then there are your complex set of organs, muscles, and tissues that intertwine within your body, keeping you running at top notch. Continue reading “Your Body is You. Take Care of It.”
Today was one of those days that I just needed to connect with myself. I asked my husband to get the girls ready and go out for a long Daddy daughter day. By 11 am I had the house to myself! Continue reading “Connection, Nurture & Soul”
I was having a conversation with a friend this week and mentioned a blog post in which I talked about being the manager of our compartments. Basically, I was trying to say that in a relationship, we can’t look for our partner to fill us up in part or in whole. We have to learn that we are the supervisors of the inventory of the compartments that represent the various aspects of our life. By looking at it in this way, we are able to realize the role we play in our life.