A question was posed to me recently: Why are you filling every waking moment with a task? Outside of being obsessed with crossing things off my to-do list once accomplished, I couldn’t answer that question.
Newsflash: You are not a bad mother or wife if every waking second is not filled with some task or chore to complete.
Are you okay?
I knew it was bad, when one evening, after getting both kids to bed, I collapsed on the couch and laid there, watching TV. My husband looked at me, a bit confused and asked, “what are you doing? Are you okay?” That’s when I knew something was wrong. I could find something to do around the house every second of the day. But to what end? Stopping to rest or spend time with anyone in my family was cause for concern.
I’m here to say – STOP. SIT DOWN. REST. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY.
My relationships with my kids and my husband and the memories we make by spending time with each other are far more important than getting that last load of clothes out of the dryer and folding them or re-organizing the kitchen junk drawer. I also need to focus on myself.