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Stop it, Mama, and just breathe

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Don’t stress:

I whisper to myself as I deep condition my hair while sitting on the countertop looking at unwashed dishes.

Don’t overthink:

I gently remind myself as I wait for my noodles to cook at 8:47 pm to feed myself dinner because I forgot to eat today.

Don’t compare:

I kindly reaffirm myself as I listen to my boys still chattering and bickering in their beds when they should have been sleeping an hour ago.


Don’t be anxious:

I will to myself as I sort through the 20345 checklists I didn’t accomplish today.

Don’t judge:

I say quietly under my breath as I try to remember the last time I got a good hard workout in or took time to read a book and smell the pages.

Just breathe.

Remember you are only one person. Your checklist got smaller today. You finished 2 projects. You took all the calls, and returned the others. You made someone smile. And another person laugh. You made it to the baseball game... barely, but you made it. You saw your sons look back at you and smile when they got back to back hits (it’s coach pitch, this is a big deal in their world). You put the laundry away. 3 days after you washed it, but you put it away. You ran the dishwasher. You didn’t unload it, but you ran it. You washed your face.

Stop being anxious for no reason and go enjoy your noodles. You deserve the carbs. And ps... eat a cookie if you want to. You earned that too. Stop it.

Be proud of yourself.

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