This summer was probably the most least productive I’ve been with my blog posts. I’ve been ok (I guess) with social media, but the writers block and just lack of clarity in my own head on my messages and thoughts I’ve been wanting to write down has been slow as molasses. In the beginning I was frustrated with myself. I would sit and stare at the screen forever just to be blank and shut the laptop down and walk away. I was confused and irritated and kept questioning why I couldn’t come up with anything!
As a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, friend, and everything else…I have a lot of different things come up, I have a thousand thoughts, I have ten thousand things I want to do and sometimes I overwhelm myself more than I need to. It’s ok to stop, prioritize and be ok when things don’t go as planned, I know this, but sometimes I have to remind myself. I am not perfect, I am only human, my family loves me regardless and I will push on.
My blog post this month is so short because I have been so out of it, and I want to remind not only myself but whoever reads this that there is no perfect way to do things…it’s ok when we are not 100% ourselves, we should learn to take that as a time to stop and regroup.
Share your mom tips on giving yourself grace, I am curious!!! Here are some that I have read to do online…
Tips On Giving Yourself Grace
- Meditate – find calm in the environment you are in
- Schedule time to yourself if you need to – sometimes we need to build out our own time when we are scheduling everything else for the family
- Forgive yourself – we are so hard on ourselves as moms and women, but we must forgive
- Remember what makes you happy – we love making everyone else around us happy that sometimes we neglect ourselves…we have to stop that
- Walk it out – Sometimes when I am having a moment I like to take a walk and clear my mind or head of whatever is fogging it up…I also have skates I’ve been using around the house. Whatever your vice is…get out, stretch and move your body
- Invite a friend! – surrounding ourselves with others that are non-judgmental, compassionate and caring can definitely make a difference. Set up some coffee or self care dates