June was a complete write off for me.
I kept trying to trick myself into believing I could squeeze in this and that, but it wasn’t ever going to happen.
In the month of June, we completely decluttered our home, moved, my hubby changed jobs, we had a family member pass away, threw a 4th birthday party for Maddie…and I got sicker than I’ve been in a long time!
It’s a month I’d like to pretend didn’t really happen, and I’ve considered doing that many times, but it’s taught me a few things that I need to keep top of mind in the future…so unfortunately it’s in the books for good!
3 Things I Learned In June
1. I’m a lady with a plan…and that’s how it should be!
I got a few criticisms from people seeing how much planning I was putting into Maddie’s birthday party and our move, and I let it get to me.
Not usually one to give into this sort of thing, I actually did, and it taught me a valuable lesson. I’m a planner, and for a good reason!
I stopped planning as I usually would for our move and Maddie’s birthday party, and not only did it result in our move taking a day longer than expected, but Maddie’s party was rained out 2 days before hand, and I was left to RE-plan her party from scratch.
That’s 2 entire days of June that were lost because I didn’t do what I’m really good at!
Follow your instincts folks, if it’s worked for you in the past, chances are it’s not a bad thing!
2. It’s OK To Ask For Help!
I’ve always been very independent (or stubborn, however you want to look at it!), and I like to do things myself. Right down to refusing help immediately after having Maddie via a C-section, I insisted I could do it on my own (hindsight is 20/20 I guess), and struggled my way through.
Between birthdays and funerals, packing, moving, and schedules turned upside down, an extra hand or ten probably would have made a world of difference!
I realized this when I picked up a horrible stomach flu the last few days of June, and my parents came to the rescue helping out with Maddie so I could get better…I am positive I would still be sick right now if it weren’t for the help!
3. Never Sacrifice Self-Care…Never!
With so much going on, it’s really easy for us Mamas to put ourselves on the back burner “just for now”…well “for now” turned into “for June” just a little too quickly!
It’s no coincidence that I was spending the entire month running myself ragged around everyone else’s needs and schedules, and when it all finally came to a halt in the last days of June…I was the one that got horribly ill!
Diet, exercise, and a bit of calm once in awhile is crucial to a happy, healthy Mama…don’t forget it!
Have you ever looked back on a month and thought “what happened”? Chat with me in the comments!
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