I got one of those ubiquitous e-mail forwards today. It told me to wake up and decide to have a good day. I wish it were that easy.
For reasons I’m not willing to get into on the internet, I am not having a good day… and that seems to be happening a lot lately. I’d really like to have a good day but it just seems that life continually keeps throwing punches. I have worked hard at making this year fresh… I rearranged the furniture, I got a mini makeover and I’m on a diet (and have lost four pounds I should add!!!). These are all good and positive things and I’d like to savour my little victories but when the bigger picture is dragging me down it’s tough to be positive.
I’m running out of strategies to help me keep my cool. I went to the gym last night and got mad at the elliptical machine. I felt a lot better after that but life doesn’t let me do that very often. I try doing the exercise at home on my new Wii Fit (which I love by the way) but having a 3 year old begging to play the ‘bowling game’ while I attempt to do Yoga is not very calming.
I feel like this blog is becoming a list of complaints. That is certainly not what I ever intended, but every time I try a new strategy for a saner, calmer work-at-home mommy something else comes along to negate all that progress. I’m open for suggestions… how do we, as busy mommies who have limited time without kids or a multitude of other commitments, blow off some steam and lower our stress levels?