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Am I Losing My Mind? ~ By Dionna Sanchez
I am a pretty organized person. I have a place for everything, I lay things out the night before, and I plan ahead. But something has happened to me in the last few years. I am more forgetful and distracted. Last Christmas, I even left out a Christmas gift for my husband in plain sight on our kitchen counter after it arrived in the mail. Needless to say, I was not at all happy when he came home from work and discovered it!
So am I losing my mind?
I have heard of a term used to refer to moms who find themselves in my situation. It's called, "Mommy Brain." I think it was coined because a lot of moms find themselves in the same predicament as me. I just wonder - do most of them fight it as much as I do? I am used to being organized and prepared, so I just hate it when I am not. I do think there is hope for us though!
Moms are inundated with a lot of agendas, to-do's, appointments, preparations, needs and more. I tell my kids, "I don't just have to remember life for one person, I have to remember it for four of us!" It's no wonder that we forget things sometimes.
I think the key in maintaining some semblance of sanity, is to first of all - try to slow down. We tend to run through life at such breakneck speed sometimes that we get caught up in it. We get used to scrambling, rushing, digging, dashing, and collapsing. If we can just slow down, we will see things so much more clearly. We will be able to pace ourselves better - not winding up so exhausted and dizzy from it all.
Lists and reminders are also vital in helping us stay sane while trying to meet all the demands around us. I keep a monthly calendar filled with appointments, birthdays, and other deadlines. In addition, I also keep a list of things that need to be done around the house and of things and places that I need to be at during the course of a week. On top of that, I sometimes give myself a daily list of my top priorities so I can get things that need my utmost attention done in one day. Post-its on doors or mirrors are great for last minute reminders in case you think you will forget something at the last minute. Stay as organized as you can and that will help your frame of mind so much!
We don't have to lose our minds. We don't have to have "Mommy Brain." We just need to take a step back and see what isn't working in our homes, and come up with a better plan. After all, there's no one who can do that better than a mom.
~ Dionna Sanchez hopes to learn from her mistakes (and she makes plenty of them!) so that she can be a better mom each day. You can subscribe to her newsletter at http://www.EmphasisOnMoms.com/newsletter.htm