Monday came storming back faster than usual. My body and mind weren’t ready and now today I feel tired and foggy and just 💩💩.
So I’m going to drink some tea and try to change my mindset so I can tackle the rest of this week.
What’s your favorite thing to listen to to get your mind in order? #mondaymood
Because my #Monday was off to a rough start, I sincerely hope everyone else has a great Monday. I’ve been off my game as I’m recovering from surgery, and as as mother of 3 with a crazy and busy household, it makes me feel like less of a woman/mom when I can’t keep up with my regular duties. The doctor strictly told me to stay off work for 8 weeks, I didn’t listen... I took ONE day off work after a pretty big surgery, and I’m surely paying for it now. Just have to keep telling myself it’s just a rough day, not a rough life. Deep breaths (and a @bangenergy ) and I’m back to my normal self. ♥️ #happymonday everyone! #momlife#boymom#momminainteasy#mondaysarehard#isitfridayyet#readyfortheweekend#endo#thisisendo#endometriosis#endometriosissurgery
@brenebrown says that the stories we tell ourselves are important. I'm going to conflagrate the the "looks really sweet" button was right next to the "senior discount" button and it is Monday. Also, and completely unrelated, I think I will up my commitment to skin care. #mondaysarehard#omlettesarefood
I've been incredibly lucky to be invited to a couple of weddings this year and finishing with a Jewish wedding last night was a life changer.
I was warned beforehand that Jewish weddings are nothing like you've ever experienced and last night lived up to expectations. Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs. Lancman ❤
Monday’s are hard for pretty much everyone, right?? ☝️ They definitely are for me. Learning ASL is a priority for me, but Monday night classes mean I only see my little man when I’m waking him up and then again when I’m putting him down for the night. Well, last night we finished the Fall level 1 ASL class at Louisiana School for the Deaf! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 We celebrated with some extra snuggles, and I decided I wanted to remember this moment. I took this picture myself, so nope... I’m not really asleep. 🤣 but these memories are important to me... the struggle, the exhaustion, the little victories, THE SNUGGLES. 😍😍 What is your favorite memory from this weekend that you just want to hold on to??
I may or may not have resembled Monday Lisa a little when the alarm went off this morning. I thought of a BUNCH of reasons to NOT go running in the dark, but reminded myself of how much better I could potentially feel if I did. Loading up those positive feelings got me out the door, and I ended up having a fabulous run! A big shout out to all those who put in those miles in the dark day after day to achieve your goals! 👊 #motivationmonday#paleorunner#trailrunner#mondaysarehard ##GOAT#healthcoach#lifecoach
Being a human is hard. Sometimes you can’t muster up the courage to swing your legs out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and propel yourself into a semblance of a functioning adult. I had one of those days on Friday. Like, one of those “cry because the Uber app not working is the literal last straw of things you can handle” kind of days. And I’m not talking a couple frustrated tears. I’m talking call your mom and have gulping sobs that you can’t stop because your anxiety is currently in the drivers seat.
I’ve been here before. I will be here again. My anxiety controls me...a lot. My brain is consumed with thinking I don’t fit in, I’m not good enough, no one likes me, and, even worse, no one loves me. I’ve sat down on the floor in Target unable to breathe because I couldn’t find wrapping paper that I liked. I’ve laid down on the rug in my kitchen, so immobilized by anxiety that I could barely reach for my phone to call someone.
Most people ask “Why are you anxious?” And I get it. From the outside, my life is fine. I have a good job, a support system of family and friends, I live in my dream place. I’m pretty sure most people think I have my shit together. What you can’t see is that my brain kicks in and lets me know that I need to worry about every. little. thing. And when it does I’m...stuck. Sometimes, I really hate my asshole brain.
Yesterday I spent the day doing things that brought me zen. I made pancakes and drank coffee and watched Elf. I did a face mask that gave me this glowy, #nofilter#nomakeup selfie worthy skin. I spent the afternoon at the aquarium and Ikea with my boo. I filled my “goodness” tank back up. Thankfully, I’m back at like half full.
If you’ve read this far then I have done what I set out to do. To let you know that you’re not alone. That it’s ok to not be ok. That it’s ok to have your brain be going 100 mph down the wrong side of the highway. I’m not going to tell you how to bring it back to the speed limit, because honestly I still have no clue. But if you can, find some time to fill up your goodness tank. And if you can't, I’m here and I’ll listen and hug you and together we will put a brave face on mental health.
Monday’s are for #realstagram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The only thing “edited” about this photo is that it was taken in natural light. Other than that, it’s full of imperfection. No makeup, bed head, bags under eyes etc... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m all for a “pretty picture,” but I am more for keeping it real. This weekend we had a time change, and when your a parent, this really throws your kids for a loop which in turn throws US for a loop. My girls are a little out of sorts with this small time change and man it’s tiring! So today, I want to keep it real and say Instagram isn’t always what life appears to be, but if we keep it a little “real” sometimes, it can be an accurate depiction. For me, sharing my experiences on motherhood, I find it important to show all aspects. The pretty, the not so pretty and all the small imperfections in between. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So on this Monday, I am tired 😴, I am going to make another pot of coffee ☕️ and I’m going to not care that I’m not throwing a “pretty edited picture” up on Instagram. Whose with me??? 🙌🏻☕️
Does the time change got you feeling a little off? Does your clock "falling back" make you want to fall back in bed? Come snag one of these burritos to get yourself back on track. #vegan#shopcoop#mondaysarehard