Tonight is the first night of what appears to be many more “mom nights” in our family.
At the end of last week, I hit a breaking point where I was getting wrapped up in the monotony of work, cook, clean, sleep -> rinse & repeat.
Chris has been dedicating a night each week to play online with friends and I realized there wasn’t a specific time I was setting aside to unwind. I was still getting in workouts and doing enjoyable things, but I constantly had a monitor attached to me or a tiny human climbing up my leg. I started to feel burnt out and like there wasn’t enough of me to give.
I brought up my feelings to Chris and we decided that I needed one night a week to do whatever I pleased. Queue: MOM NIGHT! Each Wednesday, when the clock strikes 6 pm, Mom Night begins (at least while we are still social distancing at home).
At 6 pm sharp, I declared “OK that’s it, no more talking to me!” (Half kidding). This is how I have spent my first Mom Night so far:
- Made brownie batter.
- Got changed for a work out.
- Put the brownies in the oven.
- Worked out for 45 minutes, the exact amount of time it takes brownies to bake!
- Poured a glass of wine, sat in my favorite chair, ate a brownie.
- Now I am spending time doing something else I love- typing right here!
- TBC: Face mask, Book, Bed
Listen to that burnt out feeling and make a change, whether you are a tired momma, dedicated over-worker, or just need a change of pace. Like my new favorite song says, “Somedays you wake up and nothing works, you feel surrounded. Gotta give your feet some gravity to get you grounded.” (Sunday Best – Surfaces)
I’d love to hear other ways to spend my Mom Night so please share how you’re keeping yourself happy at home.
Wash ya hands!