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
I try to focus on one thing at a time. Break large goals down into small ones.
Breaking down goals into smaller ones is always helpful. Makes everything more manageable 🙂
I stay motivated by focusing on the main goal. I always try to think of the main goal gand how much easier life will be once it is completed.
Good idea. Focusing on one thing makes it much easier to accomplish!
I’ve been a caregiver my entire life including my childhood. How do I stay motivated. My me time includes a prosperous hobby I work at, body work that includes yoga and meditation, and setting limits and boundaries.
Sounds like you are a very caring person. I admire that!
I try to focus on the task at hand. I also remind myself that it takes quite a few times of doing something for it to become a habit. (I can never remember the exact number.)
Good tips! I can’t remember the number either. It’s quite a few though.
I stay motivated by remembering how far I’ve come. i came from a childhood filled with abuse and poverty. I am now a great mom with a fantastic partner and we work to keep our family intact and happy.
I am sorry to hear about your childhood. Mine wasn’t the best either. I will try to follow your lead and remember how far I’ve come too.
How do I stay motivated? I remind myself of how my grandmother lived her life: always looking at the bright side and not letting the “downs” impact anyone else in her life.
Your grandmother sounds like an amazing person. I want to be like her!
I have no choice. I’m starting radiation treatments and have to do it. Every day for 3 weeks.
I am so sorry to hear that, Lisa!! That’s so sad.
I stay motivated by my family. I want to be at my best for them.
When I am going through a particular trial I think of the Bible verse “This to shall pass” As one gets old the trials get harder and more frequent and it often chips away at one’s soul but there are still things that need doing.
I set realistic goals and don’t get a negative attitude if everything isn’t going exactly as planned. It works for me!
Sounds like you have it together. I’m probably a little more negative than I should be. I need to work on that.
Keeping track of my goals and checking my progress keeps me motivated day in and day out.
Setting goals and seeing how far you’ve come is always an amazing motivator. Sometimes it’s even necessary!
I stay motivated by faith in Jesus! He is my rock 🙂
I’m glad to hear your faith is such a strength for you. I know many who rely on their faith as well.
My mom used to say “patience is a virtue”…lol, never knew that was till I had a kiddo of my own! Love your quotes for positivity!
I’m glad you enjoyed them! I used to hear that quote a lot as well. I didn’t get it much until I got older as well.
Such beautiful quotes. Thanks for sharing.
My mom used to say to me “just get through today.” And I always repeated that to myself when I became a single parent to 7 kids. I always focused in the moment, the rest could wait. They are all adults now with their own families. 🙂
Wow, you sound like you are one strong woman that accomplished a great deal with her kids. Just get through the day, that’s all you need to do, each day will come as it comes. I love this!