Cry. Scream. Seek silence. Run. Workout. Seek support. Talk it out. Take a bath. Take a nap. Be alone. Call a babysitter. Go for a drive. Read a book. Put headphones on a play music that MOVES you. Get a job. Quit your job. Get a massage. Get your nails done. Eat that damn piece of chocolate (& don’t feel guilty for it).
Do what you gotta do Momma to keep your sanity. To be the best you that you can be.
•If you’re struggling. You’re not present.
•If you’re not present. You’re not being the best version you can be.
You need to be OK. So do something for you to be the best you.
Ironically this has come up twice in conversations with people in the past 24hrs. So here’s my thoughts and support!
👏🏻 👏🏻 QUIT the Mom guilt!! You need to make time for yourself OR YOU WILL burnout. You will have less patience.
There willl always be “MORE to do OR MORE “should get dones” but remind yourself you’re not a bionic woman! This is one of the hardest things I sometimes get caught up in BUT learning to find an outlet and using it is life changing. Do it so “that stuff” piling up in your head, on the couch, on the kitchen table, and on the “to do to list” doesn’t drive you bonkers. You’ll be a better Mom, Wife, Partner, Co-worker, Family Member, (the list goes on) for it! 😘
I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!