Guest Post written composed by Kimberly R. on February 7, 2019.
Here we are, at the end of what seems like another long week. Have the last couple weeks seemed long to you? I can guarantee that especially if you have school aged children, these last few weeks of winter seemed like a whole year in and of themselves. By the ends of the days, and especially the weeks end, I was left feeling burnt out, worn down, and just plain beat.
How about you?
Being stuck inside at home, with the kids, all day, everyday, well, I felt just that. STUCK. Do you ever just feel stuck? In your role as a mom, wife, friend? I know I do. And times like these last few weeks where weather can get you down even if you are a fairly joy filled person, surely don’t help. I posed a question on my social media page: What do you do to try and make time for yourself physically and mentally? A recharge of sorts, when you are feeling burnt out, underappreciated, and stressed out exhausted. I was met with many responses from a hot bath, to reading my bible, meeting up with friends, and even a glass of wine. What would your answers to these questions be? Perhaps you too sometimes struggle with making time for yourself. I know I do.
Ultimately what I was reminded of, from myself actually through my post and its responses, was that I AM IMPORTANT. It is so easy to forget about ourselves, to get STUCK. I want to challenge every one of you to answer my questions. Find something(s) that you can do each day, or week, to make sure you are making yourself a priority. Most importantly though, know that you are not alone. We all have some rough times as moms, wives, and friends. We all forget to put ourselves first sometimes. After a few long weeks of kids who are bored and demanding and full of energy that they can't get rid of. Or maybe you just had a new baby and you were stuck at home and couldn’t meet up with anyone and the monotony of your days felt too heavy. Or maybe you are an empty nester and the weather that kept you home made you sad thinking of the chaos that used to fill your halls. Or perhaps your life is challenged by being a single parent and this is a struggle you deal with more regularly. No matter what, you are not alone. We are in this together. So you, I see you. YOU ARE important. You matter to a lot of people even if it doesn’t always feel that way. You matter to me even if we have never met! We’ve got this Mama’s! Hold your head high and let’s power through to tomorrow...or at least until bedtime when we can sigh and go to the bathroom alone ;)