You can catch up on the first five here, and without further adieu - the last five ways to rise out of a mommy funk!
Jessi Connolly, one of the co-founders of the Influence Network and a mom of four, tells women to find things that we can finish. Much of our lives are never ending - the laundry, cooking, cleaning up spills around the house, etc. So Jessi suggests incorporating things into our lives that we can finish. It might be a 20-minute exercise routine in the morning, reading a chapter of a book, or writing a card to someone; no matter what the task it, it feels so good to just get something done. Doing this helps me feel a little bit accomplished on a chaotic day and helps me feel more equipped to face the never-ending-ness.
Parenting is no easy task, and we cannot do it alone. We need to go to the source of truth, encouragement, comfort, and wisdom - Jesus. While your kids are eating a snack or taking a nap, take 10 minutes to read the Bible. The love and truth of Jesus helps to clear away the "shoulds" and guilt of my worst mommy funk days and gives me the perspective that I desperately need. (She Reads Truth has short Bible reading plans that are perfect for busy moms!)
I truly hope these strategies, so to speak, will help you on the difficult days. Luckily the amazing moments of mommy-hood outweigh the hard ones!
(Read the first five strategies here.)
What are your strategies for those funky mommy days?