Is there such thing as work / life balance? I mean, can anyone of us actually say that they have a good work / life balance going on? I can honestly say that I don’t feel like I have a great balance. Although I may seem it, I don’t feel that I ever have enough time or have done anything that I said I wanted to.
Does that mean that I don’t have a good system of balance going on? Not necessarily. You see, I try to plan out my day the best I can, to get the best of the moments out. It does not always happen, that’s for sure. Some days, I’m super calm and I can get through the toughest mornings, while on others, I’m frustrated and short with my kids within 5 minutes. And although I’m driving the kids to work, I’m thinking about what I want to do with my day, what I definitely need to get done, and that I just need to get to work. The usual Mama brain going a mile a minute. Once I’m at daycare to drop the kiddos off, I’m usually onto Mom mode. Making sure we remembered everything or just bringing them to their respective classrooms. Sometimes my husband goes with us; he takes one kid while I have the other. At least then everyone is accounted for. But man is it tough!
Because then you go to work. And all you can think about is your children, wondering are they ok? Are they listening to their teachers? Then there are all the things you need/want to do around the house, right? I mean, I cannot be the only one that sometimes wishes they weren’t at work and wishes they were home doing a ton of other things. But honestly, it’s great to get out of the house and do something other than those house projects you may have. It gives you more social opportunities with co-workers and ways to work on projects that need partnering or that are small projects to be done.
I think I try to balance too much.
I try to balance working out early in the morning before everyone wakes up. Most of the time it works but sometimes there are times when I’m too tired and can’t get myself to do it. Some nights I want to crawl into bed right after the kiddos are put down and sometimes I want to stay up super late. Sometimes I need to sleep in to get that extra rest.
As a mom, you never feel that you’re doing enough. That you are enough. But you know what? Working mom or stay at home mom, you are amazing. You are doing the best you can with your schedule / or lack of schedule and your kids are fine. You are trying to balance it all, but who’s to say that you need to try to balance it. You just make things work. But you are doing enough. You are enough for your kids. Don’t ever let yourself make yourself wonder. Remember, you are enough. You are awesome. You can do it. And whatever it is you are trying to balance, it will be okay.