One of the things I suffered through last month was a bout of depression. I think I felt overwhelmed about getting a year older, surviving another year stuck at home, and juggling about day to day tasks of being a Mom to a teenager and a baby, a work at home, being a wife, a leader, and not having enough time to be just me.
I felt like I didn't have time for myself anymore and so I looked for ways to remedy that. After all, it's important to find ways and things to calm your mind because the saying "if Mommy ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" is so true.
First, I talked to my husband. I asked him to help me out and give me more time to just do the things that I loved doing such as diamond painting, writing, and journaling. This really helped because I was able to put down my thoughts and relax.
The second thing that I did was play games again. I used to be such a game addict and I realized that I find joy and peace when I play games.
I played a lot of hidden object games because it helps me sharpen my eyes and at the same time, it feels so nice when I complete the list.
I also played some word games because it's important for writers like myself to constantly sharpen the pencil. I have to admit that I didn't do as well as I did with this one which made me realize that I need to play more of it.
If you're interested in these games, and you should be, check Solitaire out.
The last thing that I did was to spend time away from my kids. I know it makes me sound like a bad Mom but I have come to realize that as much as I am a Mom, I am also me and I need to make sure that I have time to read, relax, and just be me.
Now that I have made these things a part of my weekly ritual, I am more grounded, happier, and just better. Sometimes, we need to be selfish to be able to give more to the people around us. It's not a bad thing. It's a necessity.