Have you ever gotten to the end of the day, totally exhausted but not sure what you actually did? Me too.
You have already spent the day running around, but there are still dishes in the sink. The laundry needs to be done and once again. Everyone seems to have left their stuff all over for you to clean up? Then you start to think maybe you can’t catch up.
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If someone makes me go behind my kids and clean up those tiny pieces of string, straws and cardboard scraps they left on the kitchen table again I will cry.
(insert bad straw that broke the mama camel’s back joke here ).
When I Googled “how to make my kids stop making a mess” it told me this…
Keep only what you need in all areas of your home.
Simplify your kids toy collection.
The right idea.. but how? Every day feels so full already.
Each and every mom out there feels the hefty weight of feeling like I can’t catch up.
And that will affect their energy levels and mental/emotional state.
How are you ALSO supposed to declutter? Everyone at some point is going to question if they’re doing enough. But moms have it on so many levels that I want to make sure you know that you are not alone when you question what you actually got done at the end of the day.
Especially if it feels like that answer is nothing.
Of course we can make to do lists, chore charts and check them off so that we can feel good about our productivity.
And yet there will never be a time where we don’t have days where we feel like we still fell short.
Or forgot something or didn’t pay enough attention to our kids.
Every time you question yourself know that there are a million moms out there feeling the same pain as you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I can’t give you a world where you will always have the energy to do all the things in a day. But I can make sure you are surrounded by people who tell you that even when certain decisions don’t give you the results you wanted that it will all be ok.
That is the moment when friend Krista, (not coach Krista) will be there to tell you to just go to bed and leave the messes for tomorrow. And then the next day (when you are ready) I’ll be there to help you figure out how to clear some major clutter to get chronically caught up!
I hope this gives you the gentle nudge to trust yourself to make a decision today. Even if it isn’t contributing to having a more simplified home today. I do know that you are a wonderful mother who isn’t perfect (none of us are) and that’s ok. We don’t need to be perfect, we just need to be bold in our decisions, and compassionate in our forgiveness of ourselves.