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As a woman who thrives to always have a plan in place learning to embrace the chaos that motherhood brings was something that took me a while to get used to. In fact, there are days, that I still struggle.
Learning to Embrace the Chaos that Motherhood Brings
There comes a point in motherhood that one has to come to terms with the fact that our lives, schedules, and a plan will never go as you had hoped. Instead, we must learn to embrace each day and strive to have as much normalcy as possible. Until then we could potentially go a tad crazy and possibly everyone around you crazy as well.
Ways to Embrace and Maintain Your Sanity
- Don’t over-clutter your time: Seriously when you are a mom time is very valuable. We can’t always do everything that everyone else is doing. In fact, when you are a mom you may find that you need to scale back. Adding too much to an already packed schedule is only going to leave you overwhelmed and stressed. You do not need that and nor do your children.
- Learn to say no: This was a hard one for me. I want to make people happy. Yet, I have learned that in order to be the best me that I can be I have to be willing to say no. Not only saying no but also saying no guilt free. We can not do everything. Raising our babies have to be number one.
- Learn to loosely schedule: Note, not everything on your list will always get done. Sometimes, you won’t even make it to the list that you spent time making. Allow yourself to simply focus on just what has to get done. By has to be done I mean what is imperative for example, you have to eat so you may want to cook, you need clothes to wear so you may want to wash laundry. You don’t have to have a fully decked out breakfast buffet to greet your family when they wake up.
- Take moments to simply embrace the day: Even on the days, you have to pick gum out of hair, chase after children while mopping up mud and well all the other craziness that can happen in a day, you are still blessed. Take a moment during the day to just look. Look at the view that God has given you. To those children, you are the center of the world.
- Worry less about other people’s opinions and more about making memories: People will always talk. No matter what you do. Therefore, focus on making memories with your family and not so much about the opinions of others who are not part of your family circle. In fact, don’t even allow those people to rent a room inside your mind.
- Learn to breathe: You will get through this season. You really will. You will come out changed and better. Then one day you can pass on these tips to your children.
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