Check Yourself Before You Reck Yourself!!

3 Nov

The entire day consisted of, “What are you doing!?”, “Seriously child..”, and “If I say No one more time!!!!!”. It didn’t take me long to realize that I wasn’t getting anywhere with E and she probably thought I was going crazy. Luckily one nap time later and a good talk with my closest friend from highschool – T, I calmed down. It’s funny how one minute your thinking that this child knows exactly what to do to drive me crazy and the next minute you question yourself. I woke up in a not so great mood and those little things that drive me crazy .. yeah she does those every day. My patience wasn’t in tact and the only thing coming out of my mouth was frustration. So who’s to blame? Maybe a little bit of both but after I realized I was the problem and not her the day got a lot better.

Every mom has a bad day when nothing seems to go right and you’d rather give up then try again. Although I think it is a lot harder to take a step back and see that we may be more of the problem then the things we blame it on. I am not going to lie, I like to blame other things for the reasons I just can’t seem to get things done but honestly .. like I said in my previous post .. if you want it bad enough you can make it happen. So I am determined to “check myself before I reck myself” right when I wake up every morning so that I don’t take my “I hate morning” attitude throughout the rest of my day haha.

Starting out in a positive mood is a little easier than said for those of us who are happy in the morning challenged 🙂 So I have put together a list of easy to do things in the morning to make things a little smoother and me a lot happier!!

1) Instead of immediately checking my phone before I remove myself from the bed I am getting my butt out of bed and making the bed when I wake up. I think the lying around part just adds to my laziness and makes for a seriously non-motivating day.

2) Start with something warm since it is getting flipping cold out here!! I am thinking hot chocolate/apple cider/tea. Because nothing puts me in a better mood than warm things in the winter!

3) Make E an easy to eat on her own breakfast. I tend to make oatmeal every morning for her because it’s easy, it’s filling, and she likes it. But spoon-feeding this child takes three times as long as it used to. (She gets the easily distracted thing from me .. poor thing.)

4) Use the time that E is feeding herself to pick up the place so that’s one less thing to do and I am not looking around the room like .. it’s already 11:00 and I got nothing done. Hahahaha (Everyday for me)

After breakfast E plays for about an hour and then takes another nap (usually but not always) If the nap is a go I think that’s where I am going to incorporate the doing something crafty/fun that keep me motivated to do more later.

To add to my positive attitude I am going to start listening to music again. I did this a lot when I was a teenager and in college. Somehow music seems to take me away from all my millions and millions of thoughts and seems to let me enjoy the minute that I am living in. It’s crazy how music can do that…

Okay well now I feel like I am just rambling about things so I am going to go write this plan down and put it on my refrigerator so it actually happens 😛

Love Always,

J

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