‘My Calendar is Empty, Yet My Plate Has Never Been More Full’ — Be Kind to Yourself, Sis

The world isn’t standing still and neither are you, sis.

You don’t have to get it all done today or even tomorrow for that matter. You don’t have to cross every item off of your to-do list. You don’t have to run at 110% every minute of the day.

Listen to me sis. Do what you have to to survive. Make that extra batch of brownies even though you made one just two days ago. Go for a run outside to blow off some steam. Binge watch Netflix and scarf down Doritos after the kids fall asleep. It’s OK if it’s all too much. If the sound of your husband crunching on cereal makes you batty, scream into a pillow. Lock yourself into a room – do what you have to, but remember dawn is still coming.

I know it feels as though we are at a stand still. I know it feels as if we may never get back to some sense of normalcy, but regardless of what is happening on the inside – remember. Outside life is still moving forward. It’s still growing and changing. It’s still breathing life and so are you.

Be kind to yourself. Give yourself grace and then turn around and give yourself some more.

Today you’ve done enough.


This post originally appeared at They Whine so I Wine, published with permission.

Jennifer Thompson
Jennifer Thompsonhttp://theywhinesoiwine.com
Jennifer is a working mom, blogger, wife, and mama to one rambunctious little boy. Surviving motherhood with a good laugh, dance parties, lots of coffee and a glass of wine. Follow along with her blog for the not so perfect, unorganized and unfiltered working mom at www.theywhinesoiwine.com.

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