Tip #4 Pursue Your Passion!
If your like me and so many moms out there you will do anything for your children. You do what you can to make sure they are in the activities they love, you try to expose them to different opportunities, you drive them around, you take them on play dates, you provide a home for them, you take them to church, you’ll fight tooth and nail to give them the best start you can because you are mom and it is a what you do. When I do things for Anya I don’t think about it because it is part of my every day life and I enjoy raising her. In the midst of play dates, cooking and cleaning and the host of other stuff we on the schedule we often forget to pencil in ourselves. Our dreams are often pushed aside and sometimes buried under mommy hood altogether. You can be a great mom and still be an individual who is creative and can work toward your dreams and goals!
What do you love to do? What did you enjoy doing pre-kids? Are you living the creative life you want to live right now? Are you squashing your potential? Only you can answer these questions, but I do know that there is a fire in your belly to do what God in his workmanship created you to do. Maybe the fire is just crackling or maybe it is so hot that you can barely contain it, but believe me it is burning. If you want to avoid burnout and avoid burning this soul fulfilling fire out, remember to pursue the things you love! Don’t bury your dreams because of a hectic life. God intended for you to use your gifts, talents and abilities! When you don’t use your gifts you start to burn out physically and mentally because you are going against your grain.
Each day taken an intentional step towards your dreams, no matter how big or small. When you are actively doing what you love doors open and opportunities arise. Did I mention that you are also a happier mom and an inspiration to your kids when you don’t ignore your dreams? Cease from focusing on the obstacles or time constraints. Instead set your sites on how you can make your dreams a reality. Utilize those spare minutes you can find when the kids are in activities or with their dad to pursue your passion.This time is an investment in you! Maybe doing what you lovewill never make you rich, but it enriches your life. That is what matters. Pursuing what you love gives you that glow, that pep in your step that make life just a little more fun!