We have all seen the Nike adds telling us to just do it, but when it comes to me time I have a really hard time just doing it! I always have something else that needs done, someone that needs taken car of, or a looming deadline.
I am always in need of a break and some alone time ,but very seldom do I get it. So where does this leave me? Cranky, bitter, overweight, and just plain grumped out. Of course this is super bad for just about everyone in my life. I am not myself and am so strung out that I am no good to anyone.
So how do you go from an all out living for everyone and everything but yourself kind of girl, to a journal writing, tea sipping, long walks to ponder kind of girl? Well I have no idea but I am trying very hard to hopefully find the girl that is lost somewhere in between.
I am not so silly as to think that this is going to come easy to me or that it is going to happen over night, but I have to find some balance between wigged out mom and lazy river mom. I am still very busy and have a lot on my plate so I have to get it all done, however it is one of my biggest fears to wake up one day and realize I worked it all away.
I guess the best any of us can do is just do it! Just take the famous slogan and apply it to our lives the best we can and pray for the best. I need my me time and I have to carve it out. It may not loo the same as yours but it heals my souls the best way for me. So don’t expect to have running be your me time if you hate to run, but Jane loves running and talks it up as the only thing that gets her through the day! yours could be anything you love.
So my advise for today juggling mamas, is this…..Find what you love and “Just Do It” or you will not have enough left to give to anyone else!
To be quiet and to be still are too very different things – Jacki Chan