Hello, busy mom! Are you finished with that to-do list yet? Have you checked anything off of it today? How close are you to the end of it?
Sometimes, it can be overwhelming thinking about all the things we moms have to do every day.
For you moms that work outside the home, even after a long day at work the day is not finished. It’s like it has just begun. There is dinner, laundry, bath time, and maybe homework (if your kids are school age), among other things.
For you moms who work in the home (and don’t let anybody say that you don’t work), the to-do list can stretch on and on all day long until you collapse into bed at the finish line.
You may feel like you don’t have the liberty to sit down and relax if your list is not complete yet. But let me clue you in. The list will never go away. You will never finish all the things that you have to do. Because even after you check off a few, there is always something else requiring your attention.
I say this to set you free, mama. Let the list go for a minute and sit down!
It is important to take time to nourish your soul daily. Every day when I lay my youngest down for a nap, I take a little coffee (or hot tea) break before starting the next thing in my day. Sometimes, I only get a few minutes. Sometimes it’s longer.
I might read part of a book, or I might catch up on reading my favorite blogs. I might write part of a post myself (like I’m doing right now as a matter of fact), because that is something I enjoy. I take a few minutes out of my busy day to do something that stirs up my inner self.
I do this because I am more than just a Martha. I am a Mary. I am more than a doer. My worth does not come from all the things I accomplish. My worth comes from Him. And I am valuable when I am doing nothing more than just being.
Let go of the doing for a moment, and just be. Let your soul be energized with His strength.
You are so valuable to the Lord and the family He has blessed you with, and your soul requires to be nourished by rest. You are more than the work you accomplish.
So today, take a few minutes out and just breathe. Do something that relaxes you. You can get back to the list when you’re done.
You’ll be more energized and better able to bless your family with the gift of YOU. And that is worth resting for.
How do you nourish your soul? How do you take time out for yourself and get energized? Let’s talk about it below.