As a mom, we have so many things going on from one minute to the next. I hear people talk about finding balance very often, and I would always ask myself what was wrong with me that I couldn’t seem to find it for myself?
I came to the conclusion that there was nothing wrong with me. What is my primary focus for one day may not be on the top of my to do list the next. There is nothing wrong with that. The problem lies in us being so far out of balance that we can’t seem to focus on the things that need our attention.
I am a mom that goes to school full time, works full time, owns a business, and on top of it all am a wife and have two little ones at home. Sleep is not very big in my life right now. However, in doing all of that, I can not let that become my identity. My identity is not mother, or wife, or business owner, or student. My identity is Nadine. I have my own dreams and desires. I have to find that balance to allow myself to just be me. I have to find that small chunk of time that can be devoted to restoring me after I’ve poured all of me out.
For some that may look like a night out with the girls. For others it may look like a quick mani-pedi. Whatever that looks like to you, use those stolen moments to recharge your batteries. In allowing yourself to have those moments, you are in essence finding the balance that you need.
Life is hectic and will always be. You only have one life to live, so in all that you do moms, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses…or get your nails done.