First off, I want to thank you all for being with me on this new blogging journey! I feel like a bit of weight off my shoulders, allowing myself to go at my own pace with ‘Where There’s a Willis’.
And speaking of weight off my shoulders…….
I”m not always good at managing my stress, but when I am, there are a few things that seem to work out for me:
I take out the trash – or in other words, I de-clutter. I climbed aboard the Marie Kondo bandwagon and began organizing all of our clothes (8 people’s worth). That means tossing stained-ridden, ripped up shirts and pants, and keeping what gives us joy in a somewhat organized closets. It’s been a slow process, but it’s pressing forward.
But yes, I also take out the trash…..and recycle.
I ask for help – I’m a stubborn person, a proud person. Too many times, I’ve felt that asking for help was a weakness. It’s a massive struggle. I hate asking for help. I’m an adult, and a parent. I should be a super mom. But that’s a thing I have to keep reminding myself. I’m not a super mom. I can’t do it all, and that’s okay. So, I ask my kids for extra help around the house. I request a time out from time to time, or a nap, so my hubby keeps an eye on the kids. Naps are magical.
I confide in my husband – When stress is weighing on me, I talk to my husband about it. It helps me to get it off my chest. Also, he’s great at helping me solve issues when I verbalize them. Aaaaaand sometimes……it’s not about the nail! Venting does wonders.
This life isn’t meant to be easy. It will always be challenging. But if we strive to find ways to better manage the stress, we will be happier in the long run. And I want to be happy.
Anyways, I hope you all have a fantastic week! There’s so much on my plate, I need to start using my daily planner again. Breathe….I have to breathe LOL