Guilt Free Mom Tip #5 – Call yourself Out-
It’s like nails on the chalkboard, when someone says, “ I really need to start (fill in blank here), but I just don’t have the time.” Granted, it’s a great excuse…after all, Moms ARE the busiest people on the planet. What Mom could not relate? However…..I firmly believe that you make time for what is important. Period.
If you don’t have time to work out, spend time with kids, organize the house, hang out with friends, finish that work project, (fill in blank here)….be honest with yourself – it just is not as high of a priority, at that time. It does not mean you are a terrible woman. It means you can look deep within and realize your priority, at that moment.
I am blessed with many GREAT, real friends. I do my best to maintain and grow each relationship. I got back in touch with a college roommate after she experienced some really hard times. She lives about a 3 hour plane ride away from me. She has asked repeatedly when I can come out to visit her. Instead of feeling guilty, I had to call myself out and realize, as much as I truly want to spend time with her, my priority on the weekends, right now, is my family. Now, when my husband graduates from his MBA program and we have our weekends back, my priority will shift. I told her such and she completely understood. Now I do not have to feel badly every time I get an email/FB message or text asking when I want to come out to visit. Her and I agreed to re-visit this topic this summer. Done. No guilt, no stress.
What is on your mind, giving you a little guilt that you have not gotten done? Call yourself out…is it REALLY a priority or is it something you should re-visit in a few weeks/ months/years?