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I learned long ago that the best thing to do when you aren’t happy with life is to stop, spend time with God and be honest with yourself. I have a beautiful life, loving family and I’m busier than all get out…but I’m getting older.
There is a tendency as a Mom to take care of everyone else but ourselves and with less time and energy than ever…I’m not too happy about that right now!
Just telling the truth friends.
So for the benefit of you and I, I’ve created a happy daily routine centered around you AND me!
I found myself complaining to God the other day about all the work I do..inside AND outside of my home. Having a pity party and oooh poor me.
That’s not like me! I’m definitely a half full and MORE kinda gal…so when I start to complain and feel discontent…it’s time for self evaluation.
Earlier this year I set some goals for staying healthy. Eating well, getting exercise and better self care. A few months down the road, here I am complaining, and guess what…complaining is a dead end road and leads to an ungrateful heart.
So what’s going on? Time to stop and re evaluate…ME!
What I found is that I am sort of setting myself up for failure. I’m not making the time and effort for myself first. Sounds selfish, but honestly…us Moms need to find a way to put ourselves FIRST.
I have two active teen daughters still at home…both in sports. Plus I’m working part time outside of the home…to get out of the house. So where is the time going to come from, I asked myself.
One of the things I do to keep things rolling in my life is to have a daily routine…one for the morning and one for the evening.
As I prayed over what might be making me so frustrated I realized I didn’t add time (real time) for myself.
I was also forgetting a very important ingredient in my day…taking my vitamins i.e.… tired. Oh, I’m all about getting my kids to take their vitamins, but me, I totally forget! First thing I did was hop over to Walmart and get myself some Nature Made® Vitamins. In a loooong isle of vitamins, I’m happy that I can simply choose a brand that I trust and have used for years. Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist recommended supplement brand in 9 categories**
I also have to confess that just because something is on paper, doesn’t mean it’s really happening in real life!
Without a self care plan with doable daily routines, it’s not going to happen.
I have a self care basket with the items I use daily…I decided to revamp it and add my vitamins so that I would remember to take them.
And if there is something “hard” that I need to fit in that will help me be happier with myself, then I need to fit it in…period. Nobody’s going to do it for me. Umm ya, you know what I’m talking about…exercise!
I created this printable for my own morning and evening routine…I hope that it will be helpful to you as well.
Just click on the pic for download!
We all have different lives and different things that we are working on to get and stay healthy…so I left the lines blank…I fill in the left hand side with the time and then on the right I fill in the activity/goal.
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Have a great day!!