If you’re a realllllly tired mom, you can’ t think clearly anymore… here are 40 things to help you figure out what you really want.
Disclaimer: BEFORE you read the list, if there’s anything you think you really want/ need to help revive yourself – listen to that. That’s your due north. Everything else is soul candy for later. 😉
40 Things A Tired Mom Might Really Want:
1) A nap
2) Her favorite dessert
3) Her feet in sand
4) A gift card to splurge somewhere.
5) Curl up and watch her TV show uninterrupted with a throw blanket (preferably heated)
6) Flowers on the kitchen table
7) To sleep in on Saturday or Sunday
8) A hot bath. And candles. And no knocks on the door.
9) 25 minutes with her favorite music station/ playlist
10)Paper plates for dinner
11) Manicure and pedicure. Both. And maybe acrylics.
12) Someone to cook her dinner in her own home. And clean it.
13) A workout and/ or walk
14) A maid. Just once a year.
15) a weekend away
16) Her feet and/ or body in water (lake, ocean, stream)
17) A day away just to think
18) A retreat with other women
19) Time with a girlfriend
20)Time to declutter and think
21) Someone else to remind the kids to do their chores/ go to bed
22) Stroll through a park. Alone.
23)Time to make a vision board and remember her dreams. Or find them.
24) Extra money from the budget
25) Hair cut and highlights and not worry about the cost
26) A class – cooking, spinning, crafting, writing
27)Chocolate. Without sharing.
28) A massage
29) A museum. And time to read every.single.placard.
30) A good book
31) A tiny piece of art
32) A 30 minute drive to nowhere with windows rolled down in the car
33) An online art class just to use her craft drawer
34) 2 hours of nothingness time. Could be Facebook. Could be pulling out seasonal clothes. Could be journaling. Doesn’t matter.
35) Favorite ice cream/ gelato/ ice
36) Silence and solitude
37) Somewhere to go to take photos, or draw, or do yoga – just a change of scenery to engage in
38) A really great joke
39) Horseback riding
Inherently, this means no forms of addiction, nothing to numb out. When we choose to engage in our lives, and meet our needs on a deep rejuvenating level, we are more of who we are meant to be. Effortlessly. Who we are now appears, and we discover she’s more beautiful, more fiery, more loving than we ever knew.
More ideas for finding yourself in the midst of family life in Momifesto: A Manifesto of 9 Practices for Phenomenal Moms.