I was on my fourth load of laundry when it hit me…
I hadn’t had a real break from my child, or moment to myself since that huge winter storm hit our area a few weeks ago. And more importantly, hubby was home and we didn’t have anywhere to be!
Chiiiiii! I said, “Theresa, surely you know better!!! This is your moment… this is your time… You’re not throwing away your shot”!
So, I got myself all the way together to seize the moment. I dropped that basket of laundry right on the steps (not even realizing I’d done that until I saw that it was in the background of this photo lol), showered, threw on my new fave plaid “Shacket”, took a few pics, and ran out the door for a much needed BREAK from it all!
It was a fabulous 2 hours of “me time” that gave EVERYTHING is was supposed to gave… and then some!!
And I’m soooo glad I allowed myself to put that laundry down to take a break, because less than 24 hours later… I found out that our amazing babysitter was exposed to COVID and wouldn’t be available to come watch Dream for a week(😭😭😭), ANDDDDD hubby was under the weather. So I was up in this house… doing this toddler thing by myself for a few days! Whew!
I’m sharing this real life moment to remind you…
most times, that “task” CAN WAIT!
Whether it be at home, with your family, at work, in your business…etc.
Now I’m not saying “oh just leave your home in shambles and let your family fend for themselves”, although at times even that is necessary for your mental well being. (real talk)
What I am saying is that doing everything else first, and only taking a breather for yourself AFTER it’s all done will leave you overwhelmed, depleted and feeling a great deal of burn out. I mean let’s be real… as a mom there will always be something else to do. ALWAYS. We’re never completely finished doing all the things.
More importantly… taking time for yourself (i.e. self care) is vital to your endurance, and well being as a mom. So put that thing on hold and take a moment for yourself. Whether 30 mins or 2 hours,
Talk to God
Listen to that playlist
Take that shower
Go for that walk
Run that errand
Schedule that session
Grab that coffee
Sit in that Car in Silence
Beat that face
Take that nap
Do what you need to do, and take that break!
I know it would be amazing to have this perfect life where all of our ducks are in a row, our kids are always happy, our home is always in order, and we get to go on weekly self-care mommy trips, to luxuriate on a tropical Island while our husbands or trusted loved ones take care of the kids while we’re away, but that’s not real life for the majority of us.
So when you know you need a break, take full advantage of the moments in front of you to fill your cup; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, relationally.
Sometimes you just have to look at that task in front of you and say, “this can wait, I need a moment”
And when you do… take it, and run! lol
I did All of this not even realizing my truth was photo-bombing me the whole time! I thought to crop the laundry basket out of the photos and video, but then I realized this is real life for so many of us as moms! So here we are, me all done up and ready to run a few errands to get a break, and a whole load of DIRTY laundry just sitting there cheering me on… like “Go girl, I ain’t going nowhere! I’ll be right here when you get back”!
Welcome to my world! Ha!!
Momma, You’re not crazy… YOU NEED A BREAK!!!
Are you long overdue and in desperate need of some “me time“? Feeling like you’re going to LOSE IT, because you’re struggling to “find the time” for yourself with all the “demands” on your plate as a mom a wife, and in your career/business? Do feel like you don’t have the help or support you need to care for yourself? You know you need some serious self care, and you’re ready to take radical action to prioritize yourself, and finally “fill your cup”?
If you’re sitting there, nodding your head, with the sound of your littles in the background, I have exactly what you need!
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5 simple steps to finally “find the time”, and unapologetically create & enjoy a guilt-free lifestyle of Radical Self Care… starting today!