The other day on Instagram (here), I posted something about how difficult it is to be a Stay-At-Home Mom…or frankly, how to be a mom (period).
It requires you to be available 24/7 to someone other than yourself.
If forces you to find patience when you’re sure you’ve got none left.
And sometimes, yes, it can be totally and utterly overwhelming.
I don’t say this to complain about motherhood…I say this almost as a disclaimer to it. There are a lot of amazing things that have come from me being a mom and probably one of the greatest thing is the way you become totally unselfish with your own time and energy. You won’t think twice about putting your child first and that’s a truly beautiful thing but that’s also why it’s so important to remind yourself to take time for you. Just you. In the midst of being moms (in some cases super moms), we forget about doing something good for ourselves. For me, it’s working out and staying fit.
Back in Miami I was in my routine of Pilates, Barry’s Bootcamp and recently barre but here in Switzerland I’m having to carve out “me time” with good old fashioned runs by the lake.
I got these fabulously loud orange kicks before we left Miami and they’ve officially become my new workout buddies.
So to my mamas out there reading this…remember that it’s amazing to be there for your little one but you’re at your best when you can give a little bit of time to yourself too.
To go for my runs, well that’s my time to disconnect, recharge, not think or worry and simply just breath.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that we think are the most complicated but it’s not hard…I swear. Just give yourself even just 15 minutes today for YOU.
You deserve it. I know I do.