Well, it’s Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that the older I get, the faster the time is going! Maybe it’s because there’s so much to do. Life is full when you’ve got kids and parents and work and … well, you know. But how do you find time for yourself? Good question.
Are you struggling to find time to take care of yourself? I bet if you’ve got kids you are!
Check out I Corinthians 6:19-20
Or, do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you who you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So, glorify God in your body.”
Every home has it’s quirky little rules. In our house, quirky little rule #246 is: DON’T SCARE THE MAMA. For some reason, I am one of those individuals who does not recover gracefully from a child jumping out at me in the dark or rubber spiders or any of those things. I can think of a thousand scenarios over the last 25 years that have ended up under my “Don’t scare the mama” clause. For the sake of my sanity, any practical jokes involving plastic spiders, pretend injuries, or other potentially scary scenarios are “supposed” to be left at the door.
This rule is really all about me. In the interest of allowing me to live to see my grandchildren get married, I’ve asked my kids to help me keep my adrenaline at what might be considered “normal” levels. Sometimes, they forget, and I unwind the victim of a practical joke, but for the most part, they get it.
My point is that there are some things you need to do just for YOU. Take care of yourself. Busy moms who are burned out, stressed out and tired are not really very much good to anyone, particularly not to our husbands. If you’re trying to find “That Girl” again, you might need to take a look at some of the things around you that need to be addressed.
Only you can determine how much rest you need and how much stress you can take. Only you can decide how many activities you can take on before other people around you start to suffer the consequences of an overdone busy mom. If you feel better about yourself as a person, and more confident about the way you look and feel, you’re going to be an easier person to live with, and “That Girl” will be easier to track down.
It’s a biblical principle! I Corinthians 6:19-20 “You’ve been bought with a price—glorify God in your body.”