Sanity-Saving Secrets, part 2
As promised, I’m sharing my secrets for maintaining my own sanity. The following is part of a series of tips that help get me through each of my busy days.
• I have learned to say NO and I know when to say it
I have always been a people-pleaser so I know how difficult it is to feel like you are letting someone down when you say no. It can be torture for someone like me to say no, but it has been a key element to saving my sanity!
• I spend quality time with my spouse, without our kids
My husband and I try to have regular date nights - We leave the kiddos with a trusted friend, or family member, and spend the evening together. This evening alone helps us re-connect and remember why we fell in love…It’s a great way to keep that spark alive.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to spend quality time together - Wait until the kiddos go to bed, turn off the TV and computers, and play a game or enjoy a glass of wine and just talk.
• I go with the flow
Some families are very scheduled and organized. Ours - not so much. In our family it is super important to make sure that our school work is done in an orderly fashion during the school year, but with so many little ones, short attention spans, and lots of testosterone, I must be very careful with how we make it through the day. Every day looks different, and you know what? That's okay. Really.
Stay tuned to learn more of my sanity-saving secrets!