Today, I struggled more than usual. Maybe it’s the moon. Maybe it’s being stuck inside and floundering as we all try to find our “new normal.” Maybe it’s hormones. Maybe it’s all of these things and more.
Regardless of the root(s), today was a struggle. A 1,000-little-things-converge-at -once struggle. From the knuckle I broke/busted on a baluster yesterday (as my hands flew out when I slipped on a step), to the ants invading our entry, to the kids who want to do anything BUT their schoolwork (& taking any second that I’m not looking to distract themselves)...a random bloody nose, a broken laptop button, and time spent downloading an app & registering for a video chat that didn’t work... Breakdowns & tears were, of course, inevitable.
These days, I’m foregoing time for myself more often than not. I’m skipping the 5:00 AM workout alarm clock in hopes I’ll convince myself to squeeze it in later. Some days I do. Some days I don’t. Every day I try to remind myself that I NEVER regret a workout. Some days I’m more convincing than others.
☀️ On the bright side, I know these days are few. I know we will get back to a routine that works for our family. We’ve done it before... I know that we are doing our best with what we have (& by “we,” I mean ALL of us, parents). So, as I reflect back on things, I’m reminding myself to be compassionate for the amazing, hard-working, loving person and parent that I am. I’m going to hi-five myself for the little things (AND for demanding of myself some good exercise). Then, I’m going to give myself a well-deserved hug, and relax...maybe with tea, maybe with a cocktail, maybe both...
Hugs of love & support to ALL of us who may be struggling these days!
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