“In the Trenches…”
Hey y’all! This weekend was a very busy weekend for me. I had three sick kids last week, and I got a smaller version of their cold. It was a very sleepless week, and a busy weekend of nursing kids back to health and trying to stay healthy through it all! I feel all of that sleeplessness and busy-ness catching up to me.
I feel like I am in a “season” of “being in the trenches”. The “trenches” being…having 4 kids under the age of 8 years-old, homeschooling, taking care of my husband and side jobs etc. All that, coupled with eating right, trying to get enough exercise, planning meals, budgeting and overall, trying to stay sane.
It can be daunting at times, but I promise that in the long run…it’s SO WORTH IT! I always say that “consistency pays off”, and I believe that with all my heart!
Although we all have those crazy kind of weeks from time to time, I just want to encourage you to never settle for less!
When we get stressed or exhausted, sometimes it is easy to “settle” and just “let yourself go”. What I mean by that is, letting ourselves become “ok” with being less-than healthy. Less-than energetic. Less-than motivated to do the important things in life.
Eating right, exercising and getting rest is crucial for these seasons of being “in the trenches”. Without them, it is easy and almost inevitable to become lethargic, depressed and worst of all…unhealthy in every way!
I’ve been there!
It is easy to lose the motivation to be consistent, and to become distracted with things that really don’t matter (I.e. the latest greatest show on tv, the newest fad diet, Etc).
Here are some simple tricks…
Pick a healthy lifestyle, be more active and try to see the blessings all around you. Those are the keys to succeeding in consistency!
So, this is my “short and sweet” Monday Motivation. Here it is in a “nutshell”…
- Know that you are not alone in this season of “being in the trenches”.
- Be consistent in a healthy lifestyle (however that looks like for you).
- Never settle! Even when you feel like giving up…Keep at it!
You can do it! You got this!
Maybe I am weird, but I am my biggest motivational speaker! I always think to myself, “I’ve got this! This season is only a few years long! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!”
There really is only few years where we have the full attention of our kids. That is sometimes hard for me to remember. I get frustrated very easily, and lose patience. But, when it all comes down to it…this season is short! Our kids are only kids for a short while. They are only under our influence for a little bit of time!
Let this be an encouragement to you, if you are in the “trenches”. Be motivated! Keep at it! Never Settle!