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It's hard to believe that we're already into August! Is school really starting NEXT month?? I am actually really sad about it. I've enjoyed the Summer, having no schedule, and just being able to do whatever I want with the kids. Once September hits, we'll be back to routines, schedules and things tend to get busier.
Not to mention, being a WAHM (work at home mom) amidst all of the chaos, can be really difficult sometimes. I feel like the things I really need to get done always take a back-burner, therefore leaving me stressed out sometimes. And that's all on top of the every day frustrations that come with being at home with my kiddos. I mean, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my situation for anything -- but it doesn't mean that it's any less challenging.
I do, however, have a few tricks that help me keep my sanity in tact.
One // Netflix
At the end of a long, exhausting day full of exercise, errands, cleaning and chasing kids around -- nothing is more relaxing than curling up on the couch with a good show. Currently, my Husband and I are binge watching Supernatural. But we've also watch American Ninja Warrior, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, The Walking Dead, The Killing and Faceoff!
Two // Blogging
This is pretty self-explanatory but blogging is such an outlet for me. Being able to sit down with my computer and an ice cold drink -- and just type out my feelings or frustrations, is such a relief. Definitely puts me back on track after a chaotic day!
Three // Rizzmic (exercise)
I discovered Rizzmic (an American Dance Fitness format) almost 2 years ago. I absolutely love it. I grew up in the dance studio, so Rizzmic is a perfect way for me to not only get in a fabulous work out, but to bring me back to life when I'm feeling a little crazy. I also mentioned in a previous post that I've recently gotten my Instructor certification, so now I'm TEACHING Rizzmic, and it has been so so good for my mental well-being. Being able to focus on the choreography, and teaching my class makes my soul so happy.
Four // Pedicures
Well, let's just face it... being pampered is lovely, yes? Sometimes when my Husband comes home and I've had a particular rough day, he will kick me out of the house for a pedicure. Yes, sir. No complaints here. I always come home feeling much better, and I have pretty nails, too. ;-)
Five // Delicious Indulgences
What is it about super yummy food that can snap us right back to reality? I feel so much better when I allow myself to eat what I want! I head to Walmart and snatch up these Nestle Skinny Cow Ice Cream Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars, and the Dreamy Clusters. Trust me, they are just the thing I need when I'm totally out of my mind with stress.
Truly, of all the things that keep my sane during those busy phases, is allowing myself to eat something like this. Lately, Ive been kind of hard on my self when I am not eating perfectly, but with something like this, I feel totally fine snacking on an ice cream bar or these milk chocolate clusters. Good for my taste buds, and good for my sanity :)