When I quit my job as a teacher and became a stay-at-home mom I thought my life was finally going to be everything I wanted it to be. I could hang out in my pajamas all day, didn’t have to keep track of time, and be present for every second of my daughter’s childhood. Sounds like a pretty gReAt LiFe, right?
I don’t know about you but if I have too many days where I’m not being productive or focusing on something that makes me excited I experience, what I call, tHe FuNk! I can go days maybe even weeks where I feel like I’m stuck. I lack MoTiVaTiOn to do anything, I’m not really excited about much, and I tend to focus on all the flaws and negative things going on in my life. This, of course, results in being a harder wife to live with and a mom that isn’t as peppy. There is so much truth to “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”
Even though staying busy makes your life a little more hectic, it can keep your mind from dwelling on the bad. I always tell Doug that I currently work harder than I ever have but I’m also happier than I’ve ever been. If I keep my mind busy on things that satisfy me I am less likely to struggle with self-confidence issues, negative thoughts about others and things that bother me. This of course results in me being a better and happier mom, wife, ChRiStIaN, etc.
Sound familiar? If so, pick yourself up by finding the quickest way you can turn around your day. Whether it is taking a bubble bath or painting your toenails a crazy color, do something to reverse “the funk” and change your way of thinking! If your outfit makes you feel fat, then go put on your skinny jeans! If your house feels dirty start by burning your favorite candle. If you can’t kick a bad thought go turn on a fun song or something to distract your mind for a while! You know the drill—and from there it should become contagious!