Like you, I am a busy mama. I work, study, create (this here blog), parent, friend and wife. I love all of these things, and all of these things love me. From time to time I find myself spinning a little out of control. It might be because I haven't had the sheer energy that comes from when things line up and you feel on top of the world. Or it might be because we have a run of sleep interrupted nights for a variety of kid related reasons. Sometimes it's because my work doesn't work as well I would like. These things can be enough that I notice a sluggishness in my body. Then I realise I'm running low on energy. I can tell because my resilience drops, my ability to parent calmly drops, my feelings of capacity and calm deplete. In short, I start to feel a little out of control.
Here's my go to list of things I do to nourish and rejuvenate: