Do you know what one sentence I find myself saying every day all day long?
I need to make time for…..
I need to make time for more work to get shit done.
I need to make time for exercise.
I need to make time for my husband
I need to make more time with my kids
I need to make time for a hobby
I need to make time for friends and family
I need to make time my personal upkeep
I swear since having kids I have no time for anything, oh and that career I have isn’t helping either. When the hell am I supposed to make time for all of this? If you sit down and add up the time it would take to accomplish these things over a week period I would not only not get any sleep but I’d need 30 hour days instead of 24.
How do I include all of this? All of these things are important to me. I obviously put my kids, husband and work first but what ends up happening is I do not get to see my friends, or extended family as much as I would like. I also have not exercised in three years. Even my poor husband gets less sex than he ever has. I literally realized that even though it’s the summer I haven’t shaved in like two weeks?!
I guess as I trek along this journey of parenthood I realize that basically my life is like work. I need to constantly prioritize and change my goals every week if not every day. One day I need to just put kids and work at the top, others my husband and a friend, and another when it gets my own personal appearance is DAMN disgusting. Sorry to anyone I accidentally scraped against with my mammoth like hairy legs.
But what I need not to do is make myself feel like shit due to not being able to get to everything on my list. I need to recognize that it will be changing over time and right now I am in the thick of mommy world.
Repeat after me:
IT’S OK TO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME, JUST DO WHAT YOU CAN TO GET THROUGH THE DAY AND TOMORROW YOU WILL GET MORE TIME.