Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rest for the Weary Soul

I was sitting here wondering what I was going to blog about & it came to my like one of those little light bulbs that turn on over a cartoon character's head :) Rest for the Weary Soul-->that soul being a mother.

I believe that many mothers are exhausted to the point of collapsing but because of the need to go on for those families we love oh so dearly & sacrifice oh so much! 

Let me first commend all you mothers who like myself go to bed well after everyone else has & rise long before anyone else see's the light of day to insure all the laundry is done, the dishes are washed, lunches are made, toys are picked up, & that life as they know it continues on just as if nothing has changed...HIP HIP HOORAY!!! 

I know that we all have so much to do in order to keep sanity in our lives & the lives of our family, but we have to remember that we MUST take time out to recharge & wind down. 

Now each of us has our own way to recharge & that's okay, but you must find what helps you to unwind & permanently place that into your schedule for a weekly meeting. You need at least an hour a week of absolute 'ME' time where there are no 'kids' or 'hubby' involved. Otherwise it isn't 'ME' time at all is it.

I am going to give a list of things that I think are great 'recharge' kind of activities for the Weary Souls of Motherdom:

  1. Read a good book!
  2. Take a walk, use your iPod or MP3 player.
  3. Get a coffee @Starbucks!
  4. Take a hot bath w/ some soothing music!
  5. Go for lunch w/ a friend!
Now I'm sure there are many more you could come up w/, so go with it. Just use one each week & carve that time out for yourself.

Ever heard the saying 'If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy!' I am a firm believer of that saying & know from years of watching my mother & her mother raise children that we are the rocks of our family whether single or not & we have to stay 'recharged' for them & ourselves!

How do you recharge? Tell me what you do to get back together & how often do you do it? If you don't do it often, will you make a plan to do so? Pledge to me here & let's see!!

6 comments:

  1. I have just started working out at lunch which is only for 'me' when i step on the scales at the end of the week. If i can remember that feeling I push myself to go. Otherwise, i can justify sitting and doing nothing because that is both a rarity and a luxury!! :)

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  2. Paula that's a great idea! I know many people either walk, work out via their company gym, or at a local gym during work not just for the fitness but the wind down time. Thanks so much for the feedback!

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  3. I pull out favorite DVD's or put on HGTV, make hot chocolate, and watch for at least 30 minutes...it really works!
    Swati

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  4. First, thanks for checking out my blog! I'm so glad it's on Twitter Moms. I really liked this post. Just this morning, I put on Twitter & Facebook that I wondered if I was ever going to sleep through the night again! For one reason or another I'm awakened at least once a night. I noted that it would be a good blog post. Your ideas are great for creating a little "me" time. Great job!

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  5. Swati that's a great idea for getting some 'me' time, even it if is only 30 minutes!

    Judy, your welcome! I am glad to see that other mommies are walking the floors in the middle of the night just as I am, even if its not by choice!

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  6. Isn't Follow Friday great! I am a new follower, and look forward to reading lots more of your great posts!
    Bethany

    Stop by and say hi!

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