Lately, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into what comes first in life. I’m not talking about the chicken or the egg but more like everything in between that. I’m talking about the foundational life challenges that arise. The times we choose to sink in or stand above something you don’t feel like doing or maybe just didn’t make the time to do.
As most of you mothers understand, most of life is about sacrificing. Sacrificing your sleep, shower time, food, room under the covers, oh and more food. And only in those moments is when you realize just how much joy that gelato you love gave someone you love happiness.
The reality is- life isn’t all about YOU… In reality, it’s the good and raw truth of human nature and womanhood. The skill to truly give of yourself in a way that makes someone feel heard and understood is huge for your family.
With all that said…
FAMILY COMES FIRST
If your family life isn’t cared for properly… If your baby still needs some milk and the dishes need washing chances are you should care deeply about that.
Your household and family is your foundation. Out of your foundation life flows freely. When your home is in order, you receive the grace to do and impact other things in your life on a greater scale. Also, anything that may be impacting your life foundation in a negative way GOTTA GO.
Which brings me to:
ALWAYS CHALLENGE YOURSELF
There needs to be at least one thing in your life that you CHOOSE to pay attention to that isn’t easy. Constantly challenging yourself enables you to exercise your faith, endurance, and positivity muscle. It’s always great to have a foundation of “shooting for the stars” if you will, with things that don’t come naturally easy.
It’s also great to set a pillar of inner growth in your family unit. To always hold them to be the best versions of themselves while also being loving of where they are in life.
Remember conflict builds strength. Just like when you get a cold your immune system builds itself, that’s what conflict does to people and relationships. When resolved in a healthy way it can make a positive change to your thinking patterns.
Conflict exposes things you need to deal with. Dig deeper into those things.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
Being a mama who is very involved with her child and husband… when I need to step away for self-care I feel g u i l t y
Mamas you need time for yourself just like anyone else. Remembering to cast out fear and guilt is numero uno rule in my book. You innately know when you are going about something wrong. But chances are if you feel guilty you’re probably an amazing mom and wife and deserve that deep tissue massage you want.