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Even though we all wish for that perfect world where everything works and fits, life in itself is a never-ending chain of events that we have to adjust to. A few good things to take note of is that this is one of the more common problems of every household in one way or the other. Some of us are single parents trying to juggle three children, two jobs, personal health and fitness and the truth of the matter is no matter how much you love your husband or your children, you are not capable of being anything to them if you stress yourself to poor health or even death.
You have to take time out for yourself as much as you feel it is needed. One of the most famous quotes that remain true is that a happy wife equals a happy life. Take some time out (as though you have a free moment within your present schedule) to sit down, inhale, exhale, and create a weekly plan for the entire family. Delegate some of your task to the children and husband because you deserve your sanity just as much as they deserve to come home to a clean house, a cooked meal, their daily request and all the other elements you bring to the table.
This way, you will be incorporating your family in your daily errands, thus killing two birds with one stone. You will be accomplishing one of your many tasks as well as spending quality time with them as well.
One of the hardest things for us to do as women is to let go of the small stuff. Don't let the stresses of everyday life take you to an unhappy place to the point you cannot regain happiness.
Yes, we want our children to have the best, be the best, receive love in only the best fashion, but the truth of the matter is that world does not exist. Don't punish yourself because you've had a hard day at work and although you are drained, the family is depending on you to provide dinner. Pick up a pizza every now and then, prepare a quick tossed salad and be done with it.
When you find yourself daydreaming and constantly planning your next move, turn on some music or find some comedy you like...and...dance, laugh, entertain your daughter with a tea party, or play in some makeup. Take your son outside and throw the football with him. Yes, ladies! It is not against the law to put a football or basketball or baseball in your hand and go outside and play! This is something you can do that will once again kill two birds with one stone. You will be entertaining the kids and getting your cardio in all at the same time!
Once kids have been exhausted for the day, you can now wind down and if you have a hubby, give him some time. The brilliant thing about men is that they are simple. They only want a few things: Food, Freedom, Football & Freakiness!
If you can provide something to eat, let him enjoy his sports or alone time, and put it down in the bedroom, you will have mastered men and you can now have your alone time....eat, drink, workout, or just plain relax.
The bottom line is never stress or dwell on anything too long because it takes up too much negative space in your brain. Do what you can do at work, at home and with family and be done with it.