Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This blog grew out of my realization that motherhood adds another dimension to a woman's identity. And I wish I had recognized these much earlier.
Top 5 things every mommy needs
5. Time without being touched...by anyone -- Pretty self-explanatory, but moms are needed by someone almost their entire waking day (and some moms are needed regularly during their not-so-waking day too). But we need down time. I'm convinced that I need a "nothing box" too!
3. Proper nutrition and exercise -- Some meals and snacks are almost too easy to put together, but we do need to look carefully at what goes into our bodies, as our bodies process it all for our long-term benefit or detriment.
2. Her own interests -- A mom's life can so easily be consumed by her kids and family that she forgets about her needs and wants. Totally ignoring her personal desires can kill the spirit of that vibrant woman.This is for good mental health!
1. Contentment -- My mommy life was not how I pictured it. For several months, I wanted my life to look like my friend's life, and I wasted my own energy which I could have used more positively. Whether the top 5 needs are met as adequately as we'd desire, we have to choose to be satisfied with the life we have, not necessarily complacent, but joyful for what we do have.
I have purposely numbered incorrectly because I want to know what else should be on the list!
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Posted by Discovering the Me in Mommy at 8:35 PM