You've heard it before- or better yet- you've said it before.
"I don't know how she does it."
You look at that "other mom" and are not quite sure how she does it all...
HOW in the world does she get EVERYTHING done and still do THAT.
As The I'mPossible Mom- I am the first to admit and speak PROUDLY- that I don't do it all. I can't do it all. I won't do it all.
Fortunately for me, I have had a great partner in encouraging me to NOT do it all and has taught me the importance of not merely existing but LIVING. He's ASKED me (and gotten upset with me) to slow down and just enjoy time, the kids, and him- to stop feeling FRENZIED and FRUSTRATED.
We all love a clean and organized house at all times. My OCD loves a clean and organized house more. But I am learning that my house needs to be clean to avoid any "ews" but to learn how to be okay with messy. I will tell you- we are all happier.
How could that be? How could we all be happier? I am not hollering at the kids (okay, as much) to pick up, the laundry in the dryer just may need to be restarted only a few times before it gets folded and the piles of clean clothes may STILL be on the bedroom floors a few days later, and the Playdough bucket and Valentine Lego Box creation... they are STILL on the dining room table and get shoved aside at dinner time.
So why does this really matter?
Society tells me that because I am a mom- I should be able to do it all or I am not much of a mom at all. The Pinterest parties, work a 9-5 job to find independence and financial stability- (plus holla and support Women's Rights), laundry, dinner, dishes, volunteer in the kid's classes, pay bills, etc...
Society tells me that everyone else needs to come first. That putting myself first should be GAWKED at and I should be belittled for it by other "good" moms.
If I fall for the societal role that is thrown at me, then I feel guilty when I don't muster up the energy and efficiency to do it all.
That is when us moms, laugh at this whole 4% notion. It seems utterly impossible.
But really- WHO is limiting our ability to dedicate ONE HOUR of our day?
I hate to admit it ladies- it is us- ourselves and eachother.
"The only difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do."
The comparisons of abilities and defining oneself off another's priorities and abilities is RUBBISH. There I said it. RUBBISH.
I have outlined MY priorities and selfishly held true to what I NEED to do for ME. I need to be healthy. I need to be strong. I need to feel powerful and capable. I need to inspire my children to shatter ceilings. I need to be sane.
So I ask today, that you give yourself the 4%. In whatever form it may be. And if the process, be selfish and hold true. Then lift up your other Mama friends.
Be powerful, get outside your comfort zone and SURPRISE yourself. Triumph Fitness welcomes you.