Parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s also exhausting and stressful. You are on duty 24-7, no weekends off or sick days. It’s easy to focus on your kids and neglect yourself, but that’s not good for you or them.
We all strive to do our best, but the problem begins when we feel like our best isn’t good enough. No matter what we do, we might feel that our efforts come up short, but just think for a minute about how your son or daughter sees it, especially while they’re young. Do you think they will see that mom never had the money to buy them the Halloween costume they wanted? No, instead they will remember the fun times they had helping you make their costumes, even if those costumes never turned out exactly right. So here is your chance to get everything back on track!
Often we feel like we have to be Super Mom, wear boots and a cape, and fly around to do everything. We think we have to have the house perfectly clean at all times, help our kids with their homework, research and deliver a presentation that wows our client over the dinner hour, and still have a hot, homemade meal on the dinner table at home. Of course in reality it’s pretty hard to do all of this at the same time, so just choose one thing you can focus on and do it very well.
Try these steps on the next pages right now to get that boost of energy you crave: