We all have gone through a time when our thoughts just took control of us. We miss out on sleep, we can’t enjoy our favorite shows, we can’t even catch a break doing dishes. We want to stop thinking about whatever it is, a break-up, some regrettable incident, a mistake we made in our past, but we just can’t seem to move past it. It keeps creeping in, taking over our day and sabotaging our plans until we get to the point when we just flat out stop making plans all together.
Isn't this what we tell ourselves every day? I know I do and I always tell myself that I will start relaxing "tomorrow." The problem is tomorrow never comes. We are constantly presented with new and immediate tasks that continue to keep us from carving out those special moments to really unwind with some meditation, yoga, running, or anything that allows our minds a chance to quiet itself.
I think it’s safe to say that friends, family members, other moms, and everyone else under the sun have given most new moms their fair share of advice. We’ve all been very kindly reminded that the baby needs to wear socks, or a hat, or that pacifiers are bad, or that putting your baby down asleep will never teach her to put herself to sleep... After awhile, it’s exhausting!