It's back to the daily grind, isn't it? More work, work chores, more adulting.
And that's fine. Most of us are very blessed with the jobs we have- I know I am!
I love baby E and getting to be a part of her life. I love her sweet smile and silly laugh. But those things I love don't make Mondays any less challenging. It's just kind of part of life, ya know?
Most of the time, we spend our weekends doing the fun things we can't do during the week. It's enjoyable, but we never really catch up on rest. So when Monday rolls around, we find ourselves struggling to wake up, to get motivated, and to be in a good mood. After drinking copious amounts of coffee, I usually can manage being human again, but that's about the extent of it.
Can you relate? Do you feel more like an extra in The Walking Dead than you do a real person on Monday mornings? Do you find that you stay that way all week because you never slow down to rest? I have all ideas you know exactly what I
You Can't Do All the Things- And That's OkI'd like to encourage you though, friends, that it's ok to slow down. Yes, you need to do a good job at your workplace, and not neglect your family, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all. You don't have to be all things to all people. You don't have to make everything perfect before you let your head hit the pillow at night.
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AskDon't be afraid to ask for help; ask your family for help around the house. Delegate where you can at work. Your loved ones probably don't expect you to do it all. I think we often put that expectation on ourselves and then feel like everyone else has that expectation too. But chances are, you're the only one who feels like that. So ask for help. There's no shame in it at all.
Have a Little "Me Time"Take a few minutes for yourself each day, even if you have to shift your schedule around to make it happen. When we don't take care of ourselves mentally and physically, we burn out and that doesn't help anyone. It doesn't help you, it doesn't help those who have to deal with you all day, and it doesn't help your job performance either. So take care of yourself this week.
Friends, decide today that you won't expect perfection, and you will give yourself grace. The only perfect one out there is Jesus, and you aren't Him, yo comprendo? And He gives us grace, so shouldn't we give ourselves a little grace too? Sure, don't slack (because that's not cool bro!), but don't try to do all the things. Trust me, you can't keep that up for long anyway.
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