Friday is here!
Spend some time doing what “fills your pitcher” today!
What will you do with your Friday? I have some plans…it may not sound fun to many of you, but I am looking forward to it! I like order, ask my kids and they will claim I am a bit compulsive at times! The fact is, when my house is in disarray, so am I! I have been gone a lot this week, so today I plan to be home this afternoon and provide myself with a little “therapy” on my terms.
I can’t wait to run a dust cloth over some tables, pick up the clutter and shine a few sinks. I love to put things back in order and sit and admire for a few minutes, maybe even look through a magazine. Sound crazy? It might be. But, I have found that there are certain things in my life that I need to do occasionally to “fill my pitcher”. You have them too. To be a good parent, you must “fill yourself back up” in order to continue to give to your family. Find out those activities that make you feel good, and build them into your week. I promise if you take care of yourself, you will be better able to take care of your children and really enjoy it. So, stop and think…what do you need today? A few minutes to read? Time for a long shower or bath? A walk through Target by yourself? Some time to work on a hobby? Time for a run or a bike ride? You deserve time to “fill your pitcher”.
After my house is in order, I am looking forward to spending some time with my husband. After all it is Friday…and that means pizza and a glass of wine at my house! And, tonight that pizza and wine will be served in a house that is organized and clean! What will you do with your Friday? Share with us!
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.