The pressure moms are under nowadays is insurmountable.
Raise awesome humans! Take care of your body! Don't forget to call so and so. Never lose your temper! Be a great wife! Heal all past trauma. Oh, and make it look easy, will ya?!
Don't get me wrong.
I am ambitious by nature. Being a go-getter is in my DNA. I refuse to settle in any area of my life.
I'm here to remind you that some days it's okay to skip the workout.
Some days it's okay to leave the dishes in the sink.
Some days it's okay to take a nap instead of doing your workout.
As a coach, I'll admit it was hard for me to come to terms with the idea that we don't always have to be striving. But like all things in life, we need balance.
Here's my tip on how we can approach balancing our goals with giving ourselves much needed grace:
Most days, aim to:
Do that workout (even if only 5 minutes!)
Drink that smoothie.
Be the best mom and wife you can be.
Work on that dream.
Invest in your spiritual growth...
But on the days that you intuitively know you need to rest (you're not being negligent--your body and soul is actually urging you to sit down)... give yourself permission to.
Because perfection in motherhood is a fallacy. Life is not a race. It's a journey worth stopping long enough to smell the roses on.
We are not machines. We require nourishment. Replenishment.
Sometimes saying 'NO' to something on your to do list is your self care for the day. -Monica Bencomo
Don't let anyone shame you for being imperfect, mama. Because that inner (or outer) critic ain't perfect either. The beauty is that no one is!
Keep up the amazing work of being the best you and mom you can be. I'm here rooting for you ;)