As I was sitting here thinking about writing a blog about how to throw your hair in a bun, put some gangsta rap on, and handle it! I thought to myself, how does one really do that? I’ve always been a pretty ambitious woman when it came to checking things off the list, but I have been known to also been known to overthink and analyze every little situation in life. I’ve come to learn that I’ve done this more to myself since I became a mother.
Often times in a mother’s life the idea of being needed by someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Every conscious effort and decision is based on someone else's needs over your own. You have to balance out the needs of your children's dreams and your husband's dreams while trying to find the balance to take care of your own needs and dreams. And by doing this we have a tendency to set our needs aside in order to make sure that everyone else around us is taken care of. After having my second daughter 6 years ago, I began to feel guilty for wanting to put own needs before theirs. Somehow I felt that carving out time to work out or wanting to eat healthier was taking away from my family. In some it was taking some time away from them, but it was a small fraction compared to what was really being stolen from them: a mother who was happy with herself and capable of loving others because she was able to show herself love first.
More on my 5 tips on how to turn your new years resolutions into life resolutions are on the Lucy Activewear Blog.