There goes your alarm clock to kick start your day!
You throw on your robe, and run down stairs to get breakfast started, as you call your kids names. Everyone comes running down the stairs and circles the table. the kitchen is a nothing but chaos, homework flying, backpacks swinging, cereal splashing and oh there comes the dog full of mud. You manage to get everyone in the van, after triple counting that you have all your kids.
After a successful drop off, you get to your list of errands and doctors appointments. Before you know it, your phone reminds you that you have lunch with the girls. You manage to get to the restaurant right at noon! After a hour of catching up and laughing you go to visit your mom. With a hour left before the kids get out of school, you have 15 more errands left, so you put the petal to the metal and get them all done. ALL DONE, just in time for the kid to get out of school.
It’s 4:34 pm and you have to get them to practice by 4:45 pm, so you drive mom style and make it on time. After an evening filling of sports and activities ️️you swing by and get pizza. Once you get home the kids spread out their homework all over the kitchen table. Homework, COMPLETE! Kids, FED AND IN BED! You put on your comfy sweatpants and a sweatshirt to chill on the couch, but end up falling asleep !!
HOW MANY OF YOU CAN AGREE THAT YOUR DAYS, WEEKS AND MONTHS LOOK LIKE THIS?
HOW MANY OF YOU CAN AGREE THAT IN ALL THIS CHAOS THAT YOU HAVE NO TIME FOR YOU?
HOW MANY OF YOU CAN AGREE THAT IN ALL OF THIS CHAOS THAT YOU FEEL SELFISH FOR PAMPERING YOURSELF?
HOW MANY OF YOU CAN AGREE THAT IN ALL OF THIS CHAOS THAT YOU FEEL GUILTY ABOUT SLOWING DOWN?
HOW MAN OF YOU CAN SAY THAT YOU HAVE A HARD TIME SAYING, ‘NO!’
I get it, I had been there for years. There is a question that I always ask myself when I start to feel overwhelmed and catch myself running around like a chicken with my head cut off, ‘HOW CAN I GIVE A 100% TO THE PEOPLE AND THINGS AROUND ME IF I AM AT 1% ENERGY LEVEL?’
So, now I am going to leave you with that question to sit and think about, ‘YOU ARE AT A 1% ENERGY LEVEL, HOW DO YOU EXPECT TO GIVE YOUR 100% TO THOSE THAT YOU LOVE?’