Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's ok, to indulge. This past week, I started to feel run down. Jordan wasn't feeling the best these past couple of weeks and after the kids would get in bed each night, I'd stay up and binge watch the Amazon Prime Original I'm into these days! Needless to say, I would end up exhausted the next day and started feeling wiped out after keeping these hours for a few days. I immediately started drinking my homemade Nature's Flu Shot. Oh, before you make the assumption that I am anti-vaccinations, just know that the name of the concoction is Nature's Flu Shot ;-) I got chastised by an older gentleman on social media when I shared the Nature's Flu Shot recipe. He told me that I needed to stop with my concoction and go get my flu shot already! LoL!
Typically, when the older two children are at school and the baby is napping, I try to accomplish as much around the house as I can. I mean, who doesn't, right? Dishes, laundry, reading, my small business To Do's, shower, exercise, and I guess the list really can go on. This week, not so much. This week, I took a nap! Actually, I took two and felt soooo much better!
My biggest concern once I decide to lie down is will my alarm clock go off and if it does, will I hear it?? Isn't it awful to wake up in a panic? Especially when oversleeping has caused you to run behind..picking the kids up from school for instance! I mitigate oversleeping a couple of different ways. First, I set at least 2 alarms on my phone that's placed so I have to get up to turn it off. Second, I call or text to ask my mom, my sister, and my husband to call me by a certain time to ensure that I am up and moving. It's usually just one or two of the three, but it's always good to have a backup waker-uper!
How about you, what do you give yourself the freedom to indulge in from time to time? Oh, and can you remember those days when you felt like you didn't need a nap as a child and your parents made you take one anyway? Yeah, that's what Sunday afternoons, after church and lunch looked like for me. I loathed taking naps, but somehow I always felt better afterwards! I don't recall how old I was. Younger than 4th grade and old enough to remember :-) How about you? Did the adults in our life insist on you taking naps after toddler-hood? Check out the article below for other ways we can lighten up and enjoy!
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 7 year old twins girls and a 15 month old baby girl who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!