Well Saturday is here again and that means its your turn to share your thoughts, ideas, tips and stories on My Delicious Ambiguity!
It's no surprise that being a parent is hard work and that most of us are completely and utterly exhausted. We spend so much time making sure our children and our significant others are taken care of but a lot of us forget to take care of ourselves as well.
I'm a classic case of the above. I may have tried my very best but sometimes the workload and stress level of being a stay at home mom is just too much. I often wish I would better mom/ partner/ housekeeper/ cook etc. I feel guilty that I'm not supermom and stressed that life isn't going or hasn't worked out the way I thought it was going to. And then the thoughts creep into my head about being single and childless and laying on a beach with a margarita in my hand and not a worry in the world. Suddenly more guilt piles up because what kind of mother wishes she were single and childless? What a horrible thing to say! Am I really a horrible mother?! F@#*! Most days I feel like a robot running on empty until I eventually SNAP-Totally and utterly physically, mentally and emotionally drained. It is only then that I realize the last time I took a moment for myself was....well I think it may have been last month when I was suppose to take some time for myself but instead ran errands and shopped for cute things for my son. Does that count?! Hmmm... I honestly doubt it. Where was the "ME" in that?
With a burdened mind and a heavy heart I realize that in order for me to be happy and to be the best mom and partner possible, I MUST put myself first without guilt or excuses. But is it really that simple?
*How do you ensure that you take time for yourself?
*How often do you take time for yourself?
*What do you do to unwind and de-stress?
*What are your tips and/or coping strategies for making sure your stress level doesn't get out of hand?
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