hormones & self-care

September 22, 2015

cats on bed

witl album in progress

liam at the park

hugging meredith

Last week was not a good one.

I have many stressors in my life right now: not sleeping well, Meredith having anxiety, Liam teething, finances in bad shape, work unpredictable, not to mention the general craziness of being a working mom to little kids.

But last week I was not handling anything well. I forgot completely about self-care and let my grumpiness come out in full force each evening at home. By the end of it I was wondering if it was time for me to consider therapy.

And then I realized: HORMONES. Yup, my body was going through some stuff (ahem) and hormones are changing and I don’t think it was a coincidence.

ANYWAY. We ended up having a great weekend, lots of quality time with the kids and no one had a meltdown, including me! I even made a lot of progress with my Week in the Life album, got to see a friend, and David and I had a date. We’ve been doing at-home dates to save money, and right now we’re watching The Good Wife. He makes fun of it, but I love it.

This week David has to work late every day, but I am focusing on self-care. I even went so far as to make myself a checklist, because that kind of thing helps me. If you think you need a little guidance in that area and you want to use mine, feel free to check it out. Just save your own copy and edit!

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Comments on hormones & self-care

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    From Nora:

    While I am sorry that last week was a rough one for you, I am glad that you were able to get some self-care in. It is SO hard to remember take care of us when we have so many other things going on around us. Will be thinking of you this week. Lots of (virtual) hugs coming your way. I’m always a Voxer message away if you need/want to chat :) xo

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    From Sarah K:

    I love that you made a checklist. =) Some of those things are pretty automatic for me, but it’s nice to have it all written out to remind you of the little things that make a big difference. I hope you have a better week this week! And I am also just a Voxer chat away!

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