Learning to get a life.

So if I were to ask you how much fun you have during the week, I would probably get answers like, “I have so much fun while working,” “Being around my kids is fun,”or “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!”

I hope to a certain degree, that all three of those answers are true for you. 1. I hope you have fun when you are working. It might be time for a career change if you didn’t! 2. Every family has rough moments, but overall, I hope you have fun with your kids. 3. This is probably my answer 99% of the time. lol. Sometimes I get so focused on what I am doing that I seriously think there is no time for nothin’!

But for today, I’m really not looking for any of these answers… The real question is, ‘What do you do to get away from work?’. (*GASP* Did she she really just say ‘get away from work’???) Yup! You heard me!

Now before you mark me off as a traitor to all the hard working, mompreneur clans out there, keep on scrollin’, Honey. Keep on scrollin’.

I think a lot of times we think that we can’t afford any time for fun outside of our work, so we burn the candle from both ends and wake up the next morning feeling like we were hit by a semi, run over by a steam roller, and find our kid at the foot of the bed, coloring our toes with a marker.

Do you know why I can paint that picture so well? Because that’s been me way too many times. I thought I was accomplishing more by wearing myself ragged. I thought that if I did that, I would magically see results sooner. Of course then my poor family is miserable the rest of the day and everyone is cranky.

Now on the other hand, if we are all play and no work, that can also be a problem. But for today, I’m talking to the mommas that are working a little too hard and need to get a life.

Do you have hobbies? When I stopped to think about it, I realized that I had turned a hobby into a business, so aside from work I really didn’t have any! I had things that I enjoyed doing, but I wasn’t really making any time for them.

You know what I did? I decided to go from being a tired, hobby less mommy, to a happy (still tired) mommy who gardens.

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I don’t have a lot of time to do it. I probably get out in the dirt, once a week. But when I come home and see my pink Snapdragons and yellow mums by the house, I find it refreshing to my soul. I come inside feeling happy, and the time I spend working after that is productive and pretty stress free.

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Make time to see people face to face too. Last Thursday, I went to my first Thrive Moms event. When I got there, I didn’t know anyone, and aside from one other lady, everyone else that normally came to the events, wasn’t able to make it.

So here I was, with a lady I had never met before, in a pizza parlor exchanging stories about how good God has been in our lives. It’s been a long time since I talked to someone, face to face, one on one like that.

So what I’m trying to say is… Make time for yourself, because it really makes life fun. And if you’re like me and have a hard time justifying making time for yourself, make time for others. You never know when you might make a new friend.

I hope you laughed, cried, and were touched by this post. If it meant a lot to you, would you share it? If you read Monday’s post, you already know that I don’t have all the answers. I’m still growing, but it’s so much easier to grow with someone, rather than doing it all alone. Like and share this post so others can enjoy it too! 🙂

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