Cut Yourself Some Slack

Hey Beauties!

I wanted to share a little self love post inspired by something I recently read that spoke to me.

The old ways of the world are what led us here. We all have secrets, but you don’t have to take them to the grave. Cut yourself some slack.

I’ve been working on myself a lot lately- as a mother, a wife and my sense of self. Being a stay at home Mom can make you loose who you are as a person, it demands your attention 100% of the time, and you are left with zero personal time and space. Now I don’t want this post to centered around the fact that I am a stay at home Mom just because all of us are guilty of loosing who we are, one way or another, and for not practicing self love enough.

I’m also not particularly isolating this to be about only our pasts. Our pasts are what make us and what teach us about ourselves. Certain situations from my past haunt me sometimes in my dreams (literally). Even though I have no control over what I’ve been through and I no longer focus my attention or energy on it, I still have dreams about it. I think a lot of this comes from a lack of self confidence and not fully letting go.

I wanted to share this as a way of writing it down, making it stick, like writing it in a journal or telling it to a friend. I recently talked to my husband about how I wanted to work on myself to be comfortable with who I am and be strong and confident. I feel like if I’m also sharing it with y’all, then I really have no excuse to ignore it anymore. Time to take my own advice and learn from my thoughts about this matter.

A huge part of me comes from creating. And I have been having such an amazing experience with making work again (no matter how small), while being a stay at home Mom, is making me happier and less overwhelmed. Being able to create allows me to have a moment to myself even when I have a million and one things to do, it allows me to breathe and just be.

In honor of this post and as a reminder to myself I made this cute little piece.

I want us all to remember to breathe, to let go of the little things that keep us constantly stressed. When I don’t have to stress about being stressed (yes I’m that person) I embrace more of the situations I encounter in my day to day routine. I can breathe a little deeper when my baby is screaming at the top of his lungs just to get out of a nap, and I can love a little harder as a Mom, wife and person in general.

I hope this happy little reminder helps someone today. I hope you’re reading this because life led you to this post- that happens to me a lot when I’m reading other blogs. It’s like something makes me read a post that directly speaks to me in that moment.

Don’t be afraid to cut yourself some slack and just let go once in a while. Life isn’t about racing to the end, it’s about taking in the scenery on the way. And even though I thoroughly believe that I need reminders sometimes, too.

Keep an eye out for my next little creation, it’s almost finished!!

Until next time, sending peace, love and happiness!

Jen

20 Comments

    1. Thank you for your kind words ✨I was pregnant with my first child, about to pop and decided, since I was going to be staying home as a stay at home Mom with him, I needed some sort of creative outlet that wasn’t as messy (and a little more convenient) as continuing my artwork like I was doing before. Although blogging has led me to making work again so it has been wonderful so far! It’s my way of staying in touch with reality and other people at a higher intellect than an infant 😂

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  1. I am so with you on with! I am a creator… not great at it but I still love it! I am a writer! Being able to fulfill your purpose in life gives each day true meaning! Stress relief in any form that’s not
    Illegal, I’ll take it! Great post!

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    1. Thank you!! Writing is certainly a form of creating! I wish I were a better writer, but I consider blogging to be my practice. Sometimes the stress is finding time to do what we need for ourselves. And I agree any stress relief is good, even if sometimes more than not it’s wiping up a margarita at night with the kids are asleep 😜

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  2. The piece and lovely and so is the feelings and thoughts shared through it. As stay at home moms we actually need to cut some slack, make a little time for ourselves and let go of things which hinder in enjoying life fully. Such a wonderful thought!

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  3. I could totally relate to this! I instantly thought of this quote while reading which is one of my favourites. 😊
    “We make our lives so heavy, we have these incredibly heady burdens we carry like rocks in a bag, we don’t realise the lightness of just letting it go. It’s not an external change, it’s an internal change, it’s a change from holding on very tightly to holding on very lightly.”

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    1. Yes! Thank you 💖 I definitely always think about the carrying heavy burdens quote. They really are heavy, even physically. I literally feel neck and shoulder pain when I’m stressed out or overwhelmed so the heaviness of carrying burdens is such a real thing!

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