You know when you feel like you can’t catch a break? You wake up and start the day already behind and can never catch up?
After having a few “woe-is-me” days I thought to myself–what are “my things”? Not the occasional hobby things and leaving out anything that has to do with another human being. What are the day to day things that make me feel confident and ready to take on the world? Here is what I came up with and in no particular order:
1-Make the bed
5-Dinner (planned or ready)
If these are the only things I got done in a day I would feel like superwoman. It’s funny because I realized all of these have been “my things” long before becoming a mama. In fact, most of them were important to me starting back in high school. Unfortunately, now they are harder than ever to accomplish. Making the bed regularly takes an act of Congress. If I’m honest I probably get one of those done each day of the week.
Why is this?
Because I’m a mama and I’m not prioritizing and planning for my things. My things take the backseat which leaves me feeling drained, unaccomplished and cranky. The days I fight for my things to happen I am a better wife, mom, and friend. And by fight I mean, it’s not easy, I have to wake up much earlier than I’d like to, have a premade list of to-dos, a plan made prior to the day. It feels almost selfish to prioritize my things but it’s not. My family deserves me at my best so I have to make time for myself or else they get my leftovers. My goal is to start focusing and planning how to check my things off the list early in the day so I’m freer to enjoy what each day brings.
What are your things?
All of us are wired differently but we each have unique things that if made a priority would allow for our cup to be full.
Join me in putting a few of those at the top of your to-do list and let’s see how our attitude and mindset begins to shift.
It won’t be easy but we aren’t doing it alone.