I’ve always heard if “Mama ain’t happy, nobody is happy.”
But I shrugged it off.
I didn’t want to think that could possibly be true.
Could a mother hold that much weight for the emotions in the family. If so, isn’t that too much to handle? Why?!?
I’ve been a mother for 6 years and 7 months, almost 8 months. I
should have, could have finally know by now that this statement isn’t just a myth.
When I’m grumpy mom. A can’t see anything right in the world. Why are my children always fighting mom, I realize it’s all on me. That instead of looking for good I’m looking for bad. And it always comes down to self-neglect.
I know. NEGLECT.
Definition of NEGLECT
1: to give little attention or respect to : disregard
2: to leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness (from: www.merriam-webster.com/)
Yes, I think I give little attention to myself in ways that matter.
I don’t neglect Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram. (Btw, my Instagram name is FitChristyThomas. I like that media the best!)
I don’t neglect wasting time on the useless. I lavish time there. I prioritized those things that made me feel like I fit in better.
But those things don’t feed my soul.
I lavished my time on that which would let me blend into the world, because I was intimidated by what might just happen if I did the things I dreamed about.
So here’s the challenge.
(I’ve already started it, I’m on day 2.)
- Go to bed at 10:30
- Meditate, just sit and breathe for five minutes a day.
- Spend 30 minutes reading or watching a pod-cast of something uplifting.
Now, here’s the call to action. 🙂
Do you want to join me? What three things can you do–simple things that would change you?
Make May a month to refresh; how about a month of Mother’s Day Gifts to yourself!