3 Things by Melissa Lanz, The Fresh 20
I need to slow down.
I tend to be an extremely driven person when goals are in front of me. I keep telling myself that I will have more time to be a superhero mom once I get everything on my list done. The truth is, my list is never done. Cape time is now.
Sometimes, motherhood is a struggle when you have dreams to nurture and a business to manage. And yet, my true dreams are to be loved and raise well-rounded human beings from the ground up!
Am I failing?
I’m scared to ask my children the one thing they would say about mom.
I know the answer.
“She’s always working.”
And they would be right.
I need to slow down and enjoy the health and happiness I’ve worked so hard for my family to achieve.
I need to give up the phrase, “In a minute.” And while I’m at it, I’d like to eliminate, “I’m almost done.”
I need to stop looking for acceptance within success.
I need to be enough. An “As-Is” version of myself that can take the time to slow down and play with my boys without putting them on the backburner.
The rest can wait.
A ten minute break.
Ten minutes to plan the day.
Ten minutes of stretching.
Ten minutes of closing your eyes and basking in the sunlight.
Ten minutes for a spontaneous dance party.
Ten minutes cooking something to nurture yourself.
Ten minutes calling someone you love and miss.
Ten minutes doing absolutely nothing.
Ten minutes for a cup of tea.
Don’t deny yourself the daily moment dedicated to a simple rest.
Such a small investment for a big reward.
Every now and then, I buy something special for myself.
These Stella & Dot angel wings have become a daily reminder of life’s blessings. And the compliments I’m receiving on the necklace are definitely a mood booster.
Contributor: Melissa of The Fresh 20
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