I pretty much spent all day with the kids playing games, prepping for a successful school week, baking + decorating Christmas cookies which then turned into filming/editing The Great Holiday Baking Championship. I mean that’s pretty normal, right?! 😳 My active rest day looked like a no-go until I simply didn’t accept that for an answer. Dang it I just love myself too much.
Y’all why do we spend all this time pouring into our kids, making sure their needs are met, that they are moving forward in this life and then think it’s ok to rob ourselves of this same joy. Yes it’s perfectly alright dedicating our time to our precious babies, but it’s not alright denying ourselves in the process.
I justified this sort of action for years. Dude, you are not alone first of all. Secondly, at some point you WILL break just like I did. In my house. In front of my three kids. Massive panic attack. Couldn’t breathe or move for hours. I simply wasn’t in control of ANYTHING in my life. You see when you say NO to yourself, the things around you start to fall a part ~ the connection with your friends/family/yourself, your self-esteem, intimacy with your partner. And your kids become part of your emotional rollercoaster, instead of you being their rock they so very need and deserve.
Don’t do it. It’s not an easy road and hard as heck to dig yourself out of the further you go down this path.
Join me on this journey. We don’t have to have identically stories or goals for that matter. But what we do need to have in common is the strong desire to be better than our yesterday.
Choose to put on that heavy-ass coat in 25 degree temps + walk. Commit to a yoga class with a friend. Signup for that 10k. You will rarely ever regret saying yes to something that pushes you to get uncomfortable. There is a better version of you underneath all the excuses. You just have to be willing to find it.