I've been struggling the last couple of weeks. It hit me one day, I will never get everything done that needs to be done. This is true at home, at work, for Moms in Harmony, etc. In all aspects of my life, the "to-do" list is never ending; this is a hard pill for any type A, mildly OCD, Mom to realize.
At home, the house is NEVER clean even though I spend time everyday laundering, scrubbing, dusting, etc. The outgrown baby clothes are piling up in Savannah's closet and the other various outgrown amenities (high chair, walker, baby tub, infant car seat, etc.) are taking over the basement. The garage and spare bedroom take turns having things thrown back and forth between them (depending on the weather and if the garage needs to be cleared). At work, the emails are never ending. It seems like one fire gets put out and there's always another one on deck. I never end a work day feeling like all loose ends are tied up; I leave feeling defeated and drained most days (this is so NOT the type of worker I am), but motherhood doesn't care. I don't have the option to stay late to get more work done, because I'm up for my second shift at home. And frankly, I don't want my time cut short with my Daughter (any shorter than it already is working a full-time job). My blog, website, and business, have been a dream of mine for many years. I am a "self-taught" blogger and try to sneak research and blog posts in wherever I can. There are so many other healthy food bloggers and social media accounts in my face throughout the day. I have to keep reminding myself that I shouldn't compare myself to others.
How do you come to terms with a never ending "to-do" list? That is the million dollar question! I think the best way to go about this is to put things into perspective. Is the world going to end because my basement is cluttered or I left an email unopened? The answer is simple- no. Time spent playing with my daughter or doing things that bring me joy is far more valuable than an organized closet or scrubbed bathroom. Oh yeah, and to breathe. There are some people in this world who would love to have these as their "problems".
Welcome to Moms in Harmony, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Meg and I'm a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, holistic advocate, wannabe blogger, Wife, and Mom trying to get the hang of it all. Kick off your flip flops and stay awhile!
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