Alrighty! How are you? I’m doing just okay. To be honest, it’s been a long and rather stressful day. Lots of crying and too much whining. On Mondays, Jeff works from 8am to 9pm. Longest. Days. Ever. It’s 7:30 pm Olivia’s crying and I’m popping in her paci, so she can fall asleep for the night. Ella is watching a movie, and I’m ready to crash on my bed. I’ve spent the day running back and forth serving those sweet girls and need a little me time. SO, here I am. With a pint of Blue Bell ice cream and a few moments to spare before putting Ella down for the night. And really just want to tell you to forget everything I’ve shared in this little series. I think this series makes it seem like I have this whole thing somewhat together and that couldn’t be more far from truth. Really, it’s been a mess of a day. And sometimes a clean house, putting make up on, exercising is just not possible. Much less finding time to persue your passions and hobbies. Did you hear that? I’m with you. No pressure or judging here, friend. But, praise the Lord, all days are not like this. So if you do get some free time, I wanted to help you identify some ways that you could spend those moments more intentionally. To do something that fills you up, instead of scrolling the time away on your phone leaving you empty.
• PASSIONS & HOBBIES:
Do you know what these are for you? Here are some ways to identify them:
• Ask your parents what you liked to do when you were young! Maybe it’s just me, but I seem to overthink questions about who I am and what I love and what I love to do in my free time that are super sparse these days. But my mommy knew what I liked to do back when I had all the free time in the world. She said I liked to draw and to be outside. So neat because doing both of those totally fill me up today!
• Do you use Pinterest? If so, what are you pinning? Fashion, Home Decor, Recipes, Crafts, Photography tips, Health? If you don’t use Pinterest, what kind of magazine would you choose? If you see reoccurring theme, you maybe interested in that topic!
• Pretend you had a whole day to yourself or with your best friend, think about how would you spend that time. NO cooking or cleaning allowed. 😉 Would you read? Paint your nails? Go for a walk? Organize your closet? (That one doesn’t count as cleaning because it’s fun for me! Haha!)
Now that that hopefully helped you identify some of your interests, try to think of some ways you could implement them in your life. For example: if it’s practicing calligraphy, put your supplies out in the open. Should you get sometime, it’s right there waiting on you! It may be a few days of the supplies sitting on your counter before you get to play, but it’s just as easy and accessible as your phone and hopefully you’ll make the right choice!!
• GOALS & TO DOs:
I know, I just mentioned getting things done is sometimes impossible, but I do find that having at least one goal and making it happen, gives me a sense of accomplishment. And sometimes that’s important as a stay at home momma, am I right? That’s all I’m going to say about goals & to do’s. Because we don’t need anymore pressure and guilt. Just do you, friend! xo