You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
I have so many thoughts rambling around in my head today. It’s difficult to organize them and really know where to start. So, I’ll just say that this post is going to be all over the place.
This is pretty much going to be what the title says…. Ramblings of a stay home mom…
A lot of things going on in the world today are scary and depressing. Understanding all of it can be overwhelming.
Also, raising a daughter in this current time is terrifying. Thinking about that gives me chills.
Life has a strange way of knocking you down so far that you think it’s impossible to go any longer. Then, something happens to reignite the fire that was once burning in your core to go after everything you have ever wanted to accomplish.
Then, something happens to reignite the fire that was once burning in your core to go after everything you have ever wanted to accomplish.
And yet again you are knocked right down on your back.
Starting over again from scratch can be so scary. But, it is also very liberating.
You can do anything if you put your mind to it! It seems so cliché, but it is completely true.
So many times we get down and feel as though it would be so much easier to just quit and go along with whatever comes. But, that will only lead to more heartache.
Take control of your life!
You are the maker of your own happiness. Never settle for less than what you know you are worth.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
More ramblings of a stay home mom….
When I’m feeling down on myself I do one of three things:
Listen to music
Read inspiring quotes
Play with my daughter
When I listen to music it is for the most part up beat and fun. But, when I get into a mood it can be very sappy.
I absolutely love Garth Brooks. He runs the spectrum of fun happy songs to sad songs. A great fit for any mood.
I got this box set for Christmas and I am beyond happy with the music that is included!!! (affiliate link)
The inspiring quotes and sayings I turn to are mostly religious but they can absolutely apply to many different life events.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength”
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”
“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.”
“If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change”
This calendar incorporates inspiring quotes and relaxing adult coloring pages for each month. It is a great way to de=stress.
Playing with Allie is and always will be my favorite stress reliever. No matter how my day is going or what has happened recently. She can put a smile on my face any time.
Articles to read:
Images that will make you feel and think, helping you to forget your problems and relax for a little while.
Some nights, when I can’t get to sleep, I grab my phone and bring up YouTube. There is a very relaxing thing that helps me drift off to sleep easily.
ASMR which stands for Autonomous sensory meridian response, is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine, precipitating relaxation. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia).
Many YouTubers perform this service on their channels. Some are better than others.
These are my favorite as of right now:
Another thing I like to watch on YouTube is Spoken word poetry. These people are so talented with their emotional poetry and their delivery as well.
Sarah Kay If I should have a Daughter (I can’t listen to this one without tearing up)
There is strong language in this one, if you do not like it don’t click. But, this is so damn true! Melissa Newman: 9 Things I would like to say to every teenage girl
Think on this Anxiety Group by Catalina Ferro
This one is so funny and I could see Allie’s daddy saying this To the boy who might one day date my daughter
The biggest advice I can give is to have patience. Your life will go the way it needs to go. You will get to the place you need to be in good time.
I just need to remember that.
How do you handle the everyday stresses? Do you have any meditation exercises? Maybe a mantra that you repeat to yourself when you feel overwhelmed. My go to mantra came from my mother,
“This too shall pass”
Hoping you can de-stress and enjoy your family and friends this year.
And this has been Ramblings of a stay home mom
Have a wonderful day!