Lately and on-and-off I’ve been in a weird funk. I’ve be snappy and rude one minute and totally loving the next. One minute I am a multi-tasking goddess and the next I am pissed that I have to do everything. Also, I have a general feeling of being uninspired and demotivated. Feeling like I have fallen off the wagon in so many aspects of my life. Looking at my to do list and then feeling unaccomplished. Total #FirstWorldProblem slash sounding like a #Millennial (or Xennial as I am finding out)…. I know.
I think it’s a combination of realizing I head back to the working world in 4 short months and the isolation of Mat Leave that has brought up these feelings.
Outside of all that – wallowing in self pity is not a good look for me. I mean I didn’t even want to post this publicly.
So instead of complaining I figured I would teach. Teach myself, teach my daughters and teach any other girl, woman, mother how to help yourself when you are feeling not yourself.
- Try to create > consume:
I feel the the most out of it when I binge watch something on Netflix, mindlessly scroll Instagram or eat because I am bored. It’s literally taken me 34 years of my life to realize what it was. On the days I don’t create or accomplish something, whether thats dinner, workout, my step count, a painting, write in my journal or post on my blog – I feel like a slob. So I try to make sure what I create balances what I consume or ideally I create more than I consume.
- Comparison if used incorrectly is the killer of joy:
In our social media ridden society it’s to easy to get caught up with what our friends and family are doing. What I’ve learned is that everyone is in a different season of life. And with each season/phase come different victories and different challenges. Navigating those ups and downs is what makes life ..life! So as much as I would love to be in a certain place doing certain things – I have to keep grinding. And the best way to set myself up for success is only compare myself to my past self. “This isn’t about doing everything exactly right; it’s about doing something a bit better a bit at a time.” (such a powerful idea, although I can’t take credit for these words)
- Guilt-free time alone/time away:
This is huge for me. I always complain that I want to have time alone with the Hubz but I feel so guilty asking for help with the girls. No words or wisdom or experience here just that I need to get over that.