“Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges makes life worth living.” – Mary Tyler Moore
I always had a terrible memory & as I get older it gets worse.
Every day before I leave the house i go through a mental check list to make sure I have everything I need.
Now that I’m a mom there is such thing as mom brain & because of that I have to actually write things down to function.
To do lists have become a life saver & I don’t know how I lived without them. i make lists for everything & there’s no better feeling than checking things off the lists.
Daily reminders & to do lists are a necessity for me.
Are you someone that needs to give yourself daily reminders?
“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.” —Michelle Obama
There are days where I’m so good at this mom thing it blows my mind. Then there are the days where I don’t know how I’m going to get through it without a mental breakdown.
In the beginning I would cry when the baby cried & sometimes have to put her down & walk away for a few minutes to calm down & regroup. Now that I’m 4 months into this I’ve learned how to adjust to motherhood a lot better but every day isn’t going to be good & easy.
Being a mom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done but I’ve learned that the best way to get through it especially the hard days is to just laugh it off cuz I’m not perfect at anything nor do I want to be so what makes this journey any different.
Finding humor in the situation & not taking myself too seriously has helped me in the past before I had a baby & now that I’m using that approach to motherhood it really made a difference.
How do you handle the tough days of parenting?
I’m at the point in my life where I just don’t have the energy to argue. Especially if it’s about stupid things.
I know people that will argue with other people till they are blue in the face. Just trying to prove their point to someone that already has their mind made up.
If you want to give me unsolicited advice or state your opinion about something & I don’t agree with it I’ll just smile, nod & keep it moving.
Now don’t get me wrong if it’s an issue that is important or I’m passionate about I’ll take the time to state my case. For the most part I’m way too tired & have better things to do with my time than to argue about petty nonsense.
Are you someone that takes the time to argue?