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The holidays are upon us and many people are looking forward to gathering with loved ones to celebrate. We are running around trying to gather up last minute gifts and decorations so we can create the perfect gathering. However, as soon as it’s over, it will be time to get back to our normal daily routines and then life happens.
Don’t Forget The Importance Of Me Time
Many of you will begin to contemplate what we want to create for ourselves and our families in 2018. These days with technology, social media, and the craziness that is happening on the news, we rarely have time to take for ourselves. This makes figuring out what we want from life hard.
Let’s face it, being a mom is not easy. There is a never-ending list of to-do’s that continually pile up. Because so many of us want to be “The Perfect Mom”, we just keep going and going without ever taking time for ourselves.
It’s so important to stop for a moment and take a deep breath to reflect upon our lives. Is my life going in the right direction? Am I getting what I want from my relationships with my husband, friends, relatives, or kids? Am I doing enough for myself so that I don’t run out of batteries?
Too many moms are so focused on giving that they forget that it’s important to take time for yourself too so that you have enough to give later on. So with this in mind, we wanted to share some motivational quotes that will inspire you in 2018.
Hopefully, not only will these quotes juice you up but also get you to think about your life in a way that gets you to ask yourself the right questions. You would be amazed at how taking a little quiet time for yourself can make all the difference in the world. Not only is that good for you, but good for those who depend on you.
- It’s okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise up as the whole damn fire! – Unknown
- Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out. – Unknown
- The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes. ― C. JoyBell C.
- Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything. – Unknown
- When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work. – Anna Quindlen
- Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections. — Mary Organizes
- Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
- A life lived well, or poorly, uses our resources to such an extent that it can weaken many areas which were once strong. Simply from wear and tear, we may tire and need to be re-fortified. Seek ways to re-strengthen so that you may perform at higher levels and increase your endurance to enjoy a life you love. ― Susan C. Young
- The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will find forgiveness. — Honore de Balzac
- No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love. — Edwin Chapin
11. Remind yourself every day: I am in charge of my happiness. I will not let anything outside of myself control me. I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that are good on the outside. – Unknown
12. There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. ― Paulo Coelho
13. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.