Monday, June 11, 2012

Maintaining Sanity

You know those mornings when you wake up, only to find that you have slept in til 10am with a note on your pillow saying,

Then you make your way to the kitchen, eat your waffles and head to the Spa. You take a swim in the eternity pool, followed by a hot mud bath and massage. 

As you drift off while your sore feet are being rubbed, you feel 4 chubby fingers that smell like peanut butter trying to pry your eyes open only to realize that this was all a dream and while yes, you have a wonderful husband who actually gave all the kids breakfast this morning so you could 'sleep in' (til 7am) you now have to face the day. 

And if there is anything in the world that you don't feel like doing, its just that.

Well, we all have those days. So here are a few things that got me through one such day, that hopefully will come in handy should you ever encounter one too...

Absolutely gotta start it with a nice big cup of Joe. Tastes even better when your hubby makes it and has it waiting for you as you make your way into the kitchen. 
 Then you need to turn on some good Jewish music. Instant mood enhancer.

You should then hum or sing along. This usually happens automatically if the tunes are good. Kids may get a bit confused if you don't usually do this, but they will soon join along.

Now this one may sound a bit out there, but listen to me- it works. 
Through out the day, every time you pass by a mirror, you should smile at yourself. Seriously. Your kids may think mommy's a little strange today, but there is some interesting smile meditation out there that says if you smile at yourself, it will automatically enhance your mood. Go ahead. Try it. :)

Once you've made it half way through the day, and the little ones are napping and the big ones are having their down time, make yourself this incredible smoothie that not only tastes insanely delicious, but gives you a really great energy boost.

Mango Almond Smoothie:
1 ripe mango
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 handful raw almonds
1/2 cup almond milk

Blend together and WHAM--- serious, serious yumness...

And what do you know, I actually made it through the day which turned out to be a pretty awesome one.

Enjoy your week~

1 comment:

  1. I would add that sitting down at the end of the day, once the kids are tucked in, and taking stock of what got done also helps. It helps to remember that there will be all kinds of days.


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