So there has been so much swirling in my life lately from work to school, to the kids, marriage, ministry, family.. etc… basically everything and the dishwasher.
I had been doing videos because it was simply easier to make a quick video in my “hide-out” aka “my quiet room” aka my bathroom lol.. but I wanted to take a moment to write out a few things that have been on my heart in regards to this wonderful world of motherhood.
For starters, I have been thinking heavily about how we care for ourselves. Not just fitness, I am sure some of you have fitness goals for the new year that probably include meal prepping and gym days, but I am talking self-care. I work in healthcare and I realized I wasn’t taking good care of myself. I was stressing about eating bad and stressing about how I’d have enough energy to work out, and even if I could work out or if I’d just be this size forever. I realized I wasn’t putting the right things in my body; however, I will tell you that Little Debbie has these turtle brownies that feel like therapy lol. But that’s beside the point-my point is as moms make sure you get some vitamins (and a little Debbie turtle brownie if you please lol) pay attention to things that you aren’t giving yourself. Our self-care is so important and it’s even more important to our children.
Secondly, make sure you don’t neglect your feelings. Whatever is going on in your life, don’t neglect how it makes you feel. Don’t wallow in somber feelings but recognize what might be happening even if you don’t like it. Cry if you have too, let it out and let those feelings go so you can take in some joy. I must admit when I neglect my feelings-I try to put on my cape or put up a wall to disguise the hurt/disappointment I feel when I hate how things are going, I don’t get to enjoy my kids’ smiles or my husband’s embrace the way I should. When acknowledging my feelings and release how it makes me feel then I enjoy the craziness of the kids and the warmth of my husband hugs.
Lastly, put on your confidence. I have been thinking a lot lately about my confidence and what my kids see when they look at me. I have been wavering lately in how I see myself and coming back around the mountain of seeing ME the way God sees me. I have been filling out my confidence one day at a time. I have grown weary of looking at myself in disappointment with what I see and come to love the fact that I am growing as a woman beyond what meets the eye. You are too-you are growing beyond what you can see so put your confidence back on. If you don’t like to change it if you love it embrace it.
Be blessed mommas, may your self-care improve more and more. May you fall in love again with the woman you are becoming. Get your vitamins, take charge of your emotional state and clothe yourself in confidence. Until next time!