Superwoman is overrated. I’ve always known that but sometimes I still try to be her anyway. I had a reminder this weekend that it just doesn’t work. Sure, I look good in that sexy blue outfit and hot red boots but somehow the cape always strangles me.
Managing marriage, motherhood and all the mayhem
is a bitch can be hard. Taking on too much without a plan is a recipe for disaster. I’ve been out of synch recently and that can cause my household to be off-kilter, too. I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now – good things and some exciting changes (I’ll be able to share soon) – and I’m realizing that throwing an “S” on my chest is not going to make everything happen. Prioritizing, planning and being present will.
Sometimes we need to
fall down and bust our ass get a little off balance before we can find our true footing. Prioritizing for me is easy. Family comes first. I left my career by choice so I could be active and available for my family. Sometimes I get sidetracked and distracted but Husband, the kids, and me, too, definitely top my list. Taking care of myself and reaching my health and fitness goals are a huge part of me being able to give to my family. I’m a big believer that you have to be happy and sane with yourself first in order to positively affect others. Yup, that’s a constant work in progress. My writing is also something important to me – my book, my freelance writing and of course Run Wifey Run. I LOVE my space in the social media world and want to continue to grow and give back to it.
Planning can be a bit more challenging. Husband has always encouraged me to schedule my time better and he’s right, I need to. GASP! Yes, I can admit when he’s right. In order to stay sane and stress free being proactive and mapping out my time is a must. I’ve done this in the past but don’t always stick with it. I’m committing to planning and scheduling right here and now. Time truly is precious. As much as I’d like more hours in the day, I only get 24 – many that I’m sure I’ve wasted. Moving forward I’m going to CHOOSE to use them more wisely.
Being present in the moment is probably the thing that I need to do the most. I’m not really spending time with my children if I’m Facebooking the entire time. I’m also not giving my all to my writing if I’m worrying about the errands I have to run later in the day. And, my workout suffers if I’m checking email in between sets. Yikes! Yes, I’m guilty of all three. It’s time to slow down and enjoy what I’m doing when I’m doing it.
It’s time to retire the “S”, folks. But … I think I’ll keep those hot red boots.
Winks & Smiles,