It’s the New Year ladies! And guess what? I still haven’t figured out how to get everything done in one day! It’s killing me. Like for reals. Today and every day.
I mean, come on. The thing I wanted most this Christmas was an extra hour in my day. But Christmas is over and my wish didn’t come true.
Okay, okay, I know, this sounds ridiculously silly because obviously if it were THAT simple to gain an extra hour everyday in 2017, we’d all jump on that wagon. But instead I am still stuck with the 24 hours. So I came up with a simple rule. Before I get mad I remember that there is always tomorrow. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll proceed to say, “But I already know tomorrow will be a failure too.”
YIKES! It’s so freakin’ true. So if today didn’t let you down, then tomorrow most definitely will, right? Um, sorry, but it doesn’t work like that and here’s why.
Today is TODAY, not tomorrow!
Life is and can be cruel. Add motherhood to that mixture and KABOOM, you’re in for a treat. But remember this, just because today had a gazillion rough edges, cranky toddlers, crushed graham crackers on the bottom of your feet, and stinky diapers, tomorrow comes with something new.
A fresh new page to write on!
crap happened yesterday it’s over today. Repeat after me: NADA. All gone. Over with. If you have to write “NEW BEGINNINGS” on white paper, go for it. And if you have to do this every single crappin’ day, go for it! I promise, this does not make you nutty.
Shout hurray for today!
Hold you tongue before you call me psychotic, I have a good point. Today is a gift. Starting off your day with a positive attitude will change your perspective on life. Speaking positive words has an even greater impact. And when you hear yourself say the positivity, there’s no way to hop back on the negativity train.
But really, today does suck!
Totally okay. No two days are the same. It’s okay to dig into the chocolate ice cream and stuff your face with reese’s cups. Sometimes you need to cry but don’t let your tears down tomorrow’s good mood.
Days come in different shapes and sizes. Allow yourself a break or two and space to breathe if it doesn’t go well or as planned. Honestly though, motherhood is never ordinary. Motherhood brings the most extraordinary, out of plan, crazy, unprepared kind of days. And it’s totally normal to not get a chance and sweep up yesterday’s (or five days ago) crushed crackers, or forget to change the load of laundry over to the dryer AGAIN!
Mamas, life is crummy and tough. But don’t get lost in the crumbs, tomorrow will be better!
Love the motivation 🙂 Yea it is hard to get it all done, and sometimes not even possible, but each day we get a new chance to do something better.
Julie, thank you so much for leaving a comment! 🙂 I am so thankful for each and every day because that means I can always start up and try again!
Love this! Just the motivation I needed to kick today in the face! 😄
Believe me, I need to kick most days in the face! 😉
Haha, so true, no two days are the same! If one isn’t what you wanted, there’s always another! At the same time, it’s up to us to turn each day around!
You can say that again! It’s so true how one day can go so perfect and you think, “oh my gosh, I can totally do this!” And then 12 hours later you find yourself hiding in the closet because you can’t take it anymore!!!! haha.
Yes! Every day is a new day and thankfully we can always start fresh.
I like the concept that there is a fresh slate with no mistakes on it every day!
There definitely never feels like there’s enough hours in the day 😅Motherhood has taught me to be more flexible but sometimes we just want things to go how we planned the first time around.. but like you said, each day brings new opportunity and going through with a positive mindset (even when we sometimes need to try really hard that day!) makes things run so much smoother 🙂 love this!!
AMEN! I totally had an insane moment this morning (toddler climbed on the bathroom counter top, sat in the sink, ran the water, and plugged the drain). By the time I noticed water was everywhere! I had to empty everything out from underneath the cabinet and dry it out. But of course after the reality settled what had already happened, I laughed and captured this memory!
Great post! I could use an extra in my day as well. I totally agree it’s okay to take a step back and rest from time to time. It’s all about balance and tomorrow is a new day.
For sure! I had to remind myself of that this morning again. Woke up with great energy to get an early start on the day and of course the unexpected happened once little dude woke up! 😉 The days are long but the years are short!
This is great!!! I love it!
Thanks for reading, Paige! Parenting toddlers is no joke! 😉
What’s helps me is the idea that I can start over at any point of the day. I’m not sure if I could have made it through parenting toddlers without that.
Oh my goodness, such great advice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I appreciate the mamas who have already gone through the toddler years! 😉