Moms are self-LESS!
We sacrifice our sleep, due to the erratic sleep patterns of our newborn babies and our beds for protection from the boogeyman.
We sacrifice our food when times are tight and our homes to play dates and sleepovers.
We sacrifice our makeup to the budding makeup artist, and constantly give our time away. Do we think twice about it? NO!
When you become a parent, your child becomes your top priority, as it should be! They are so precious how can they not be? You want to give them the best, and you raise them with the hope that they will one day change the world!
Trying to achieve this lofty goal has often left me feeling like a zombie, just slowly moving through the daily routine of:
~Bed time story
~2-3 trips back to the room to assure my angels that the boogeyman is NOT in the closet.
And then repeat.
I do however love being a busy mom. So much so, that I had never stopped to wonder where all the energy came from. One day, I suddenly noticed the energy just wasn’t there. It was then that I realized I was constantly giving away my energy and not replenishing it. I was just merely surviving the daily grind.
I also figured out that the energy I was running on for years was from a reserve I had, from my life -prior to kids. Back then, I had a lot of FREE time and I filled up on things I enjoyed: shoe shopping, being spontaneous, dancing, and dedicating time to career, perfect hair, and my spouse.
Now, the only time I allow myself to enjoy being a woman- guilt free is when I receive a sweet gift from family or friends for a massage, a mani/pedi, or a facial. Because they know I would never buy it for myself.
As a mom, you end up depleting your energy stores by not indulging in those simple pleasures and instead thinking, “I will find the time and money later.” But what moms have to remember is that even though you cannot see “energy” you feel the difference when you don’t have it right? Everything and everyone needs to constantly replenish their energy sources. For instance:
We all have our individual walks in life. My walk in life is to be a WOMAN who happens to be a mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, sister-in-law, aunt, step daughter, step sister, half sister, a niece, and friend. But my biggest role to play is in this game called LIFE, where I must give my contribution to the world.
Each individual soul must constantly be refilled with joy, love, respect, and positive energies to perform at their fullest potential.
We are more than JUST mothers, so it is imperative that we make it a guilt free standard to find the time, at least once a year, to replenish our souls with the things we enjoy.
We all know when MOMMY is happy, everyone is happy.
And the energy you gain from that little piece of enjoyment will go a long way.
Much Love and Me Time.