Does having a bad day mean being a bad mom?
I don’t know about you, but I struggle (to THE MAX) with being a homemaker. It’s a mindset I have to battle daily because it just doesn’t come naturally to me. I can blame it on whatever sounds good, feels good, or rationalizes well. But at the end of the day, I can’t fight G-d on what He is prompting me to do. And that’s to be a better wife, mother, and spiritual rock in my home.
Do you have strife with your station in life, too? I feel G-d prompting me to invest more in my walk. You can’t pour from an empty vessel. I know so many women that sacrifice so much of themselves for their families. I’m not saying that’s entirely bad, but we must invest in ourselves if we are to pour into the lives of others. Something that helps me care for myself so I can care for others is the Ellie Claire “Book of Psalms for Creative Journaling”. This is the one I use for creative journaling and it has blessed me tremendously. I also journal in my bible, in my planner, and in notebooks. Journaling has been, perhaps, THE best practice in self care I have ever done. It allows me to essentially do a brain dump and put everything down on paper– the good, the bad, and the ugly. Once it’s out of my head and on paper I can organize it, throw it away, or study it. And I can go to bed feeling lighter and I can wake up feeling empty of me and able to fill myself with Him. And what better way to do all of that than to dive into the Psalms?
I hope you’re having an excellent week! And it’s my prayer that you remember to carve time out for yourself during your day to invest in yourself spiritually. I’ll be doing the same! Be blessed!
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