It seems to be pretty common these days that I see moms running from one thing to the next, making sure everyone is fully taken care of, (and then some), and going above and beyond, saving the world, and in the process completely wiping themselves out and feeling exhausted.
Question: WHY do moms do this?!
Answer: Because we are misunderstanding what a Super Hero really is.
See, Comic Book Super Hero's are really great. They have this life that they live, and they love it. They run around from one thing to the next, saving the world in their underwear, and looking like buff-muscle-machines while they do it. Both the men AND the women.
So what I want to know is why do moms for the most part just run around from one thing to the next? Trust me, I know many moms who look like buff-muscle-machines while they do it. And let's face it, you are all buff-muscle-machines with your giant hearts; the greatest muscle of them all. But if you are going to try and save the world, why aren't you doing it in your tights? And where is your cape? And why don't you have your very own logo on your chest that blazes in the sky when you are needed?
And the part that I am really wanting to know is... why aren't you embracing this life and taking care of yourself in the process?
In all of the movies I have seen of Super Hero's they are really loving their life and they are well taken care of. Batman for example, yes he is rich, but he dresses himself up, spends time with people drinking champagne and eating caviar.
Do you take the time to pamper yourself, visit with friends and eat and drink the things you love?
Here is what I know about Modern Day Super Hero's... they come in the form of moms. And these are the women who have the most buff heart muscle in the world. They run around all over the place, from soccer practice, to dance classes, to music lessons. They feed all the land (in their household), by cooking nourishing meals and making sure everyone eats enough. They give in their relationships with their partner in love (sidekick?). AND they practice self-care....
Ricki-ricki-eeearrcccch- WHAAAAAAT?! - Hold the phone Alice!!
That's right. I said it. Self-care. You need it. You deserve it. You will LOVE it once you implement it into your life. And you will have so much more to offer your children, your partner, and YOURSELF once you find that balance.
Where do you start in finding that balance you ask?
Well, I could give you a chat about how it starts from within, and so on and so forth, (because I'm really great at that), but that was yesterdays post. So here is one great tip to creating space in your life to make room for self-care...
Three letters... M ... I ... A.
Now, just hold on a minute! I am not talking packing your suitcase and running away to the first deserted Island you can find and leaving the kids and your sidekick.. ahem, husband/partner behind and finally escaping to pee alone for the first time in years. If your mind went there, know you are human. We all go there at some point or another.
What I mean are your Most Important Actions. There are things that need to happen, yes. Recreational activities, school/home school, meals, etc. What I want to know are what, outside of the things that you have to do, are the 1-2 Most Important Actions that you need to get done each day. Don't overwhelm yourself. Don't try and get too many things done at once. And... now, this one is very important...one of those things should be a piece of self-care for YOU.
For example... My 2 MIA's for today are:
So, Super Hero's, let's hear it! Comment below to share what your two MIA's are for the day, or even the week! And what your piece of self-care is.
Love, Light and Unicorns,