I feel as though life is so fast paced sometimes, that I forget to appreciate and enjoy all the blessings in my life. Even when things are tough, and life becomes exponentially harder. There are so many things to appreciate and love. Family, friends, little ones, small moments or big ones… anything that brings joy. There are times when I wake up in the morning and my goal is to just get through the day. Toddler changing, meal time, nap, play, clean up, bedtime. There’s no ‘me-time’ in there. It can be so overwhelming at times, that I forget to feed myself in between. But it doesn’t have to be. I try to find ways to enjoy those not so fun days. Whether it’s making a nice cup of coffee while Little pulls my leg and throws Legos, putting off an errand while he naps so I can eat something that I look forward to, or making sure I watch my favorite show once Little is in bed for the night. Whatever works. These small things make the bigger things easier to deal with, and I feel like if we do them often enough, eventually it becomes more second nature to put time aside for ourselves as mommies, and possibly even learn to enjoy the complicated parts of our days.
Make sure you take care of you too, mama. You’re so important.