Saturday, July 25, 2015

When It Feels Like The Cookies Crumbling..

     As a new mommy blogger, my excitement to get started was the cherry on top, to the beginning of my new life as wife, and mother, in a new country, and being extremely young. Yeah, that's a lot for me to take in. With that being said however, I was excited to get writing, and coming up with new post ideas were flying through my head all day, and all night. 
     Unfortunately, getting all the ideas down seemed to be a little more difficult; so, lists were made. Long lists, little things crossed off one-by-one, getting the swing of things slowly but surely. Suddenly, when it comes to actually writing a new post, all the ideas slip away once more. Instead, sitting in front of a blank post screen, thinking... 
     The things that come to mind were: 
  • Why it takes Ben 2-3 hours every night to go to sleep 
  • New things I can try to get Ben to sleep
  • Things I've tried to get Ben to sleep (maybe they might work again in new order?)
  • I'm exhausted from getting this kid to sleep
  • Why is the cat meowing?
  • Why doesn't Ben talk?
  • Ben throws fits, he's tired
  • I'm frustrated
  • Coffee
  • Be quiet, Ben's finally sleeping ( 3 hours later)
  • Clean
  • Sit think again, my life, school, hubby's job, budgeting, stress, blog, etc..
      Because of everything going on around me, and in my mind, I turn into this epitome of "Mom Funk". Mom funk is a changing of mood, depression, over-whelming, stressed. Being in this overall crappy mood isn't good and leaves me short-tempered, impatient, and irritated constantly. I know this isn't me, and I know it's not the little one, or hubby; it's the feeling of walls caving in which causes these things. 
     I eventually give up writing and turn to social media work for Cookie Crumbs and Little Ones. I read everything I can to make my situation better, and will maybe write about how to succeed for others going through the same thing. Today while on Pinterest, I came across a poem from

     This poem gave me the strength to remember why I do the things I do, and why I stress over the things I do. All for the safety, well-being, and happiness for my son, and our family. 
     So, today I've decided to take nap time and write about how to get out of what feels like this never-ending cycle of  "Mom Funk". 

  • Get some air- Ben loves running in his new shoes, find places in walking distance for him, or practice walking with him while pushing the stroller. Take this time to catch a breather and take a break.
  • Make more lists!- Use what you have to make lists for everyday things around the apartment! Visualizing priorities and feelings of accomplishments when completed help, you know that, so do it! Try to involve Ben in the process, make it a game.
  • Seek out help- Everyone around supports you, so don't be afraid to ask for help or advice. You never know what you'll gain. 
  • Stop and breathe- If things get too bad it's okay to step away from the situation to recuperate. Just make sure Ben's in a safe place or being watched. 
  • When unmotivated to do something, find one momspirational post, step away from the screen, and just being. Once something is started, keep that momspiration in your mind and keep going. Once started, finish until done. Things will be tidy, you'll be inspired, happy, fulfilled. The walls won't cave in. 
  • Look good- Simple look good, feel good. It's a girl thing. 

    This is what I've decided to do! Anything anybody else does? ...If anyone's out there?
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