I Hit The Mommy Reset Button!

I'm a firm believer in the importance of hitting the Mommy Reset Button, unfortunately, I forget to hit it until it's way overdue...

My day usually starts abruptly with a crazy toddler pouncing on me, and most days doesn't stop until bedtime. Between Ollie keeping me on my toes all day, my freelance writing, this blog, unpacking  and renovating in our new house, I feel like I never stop going! Most days, I crawl into bed exhausted and think, What the hell just happened? 

Like most moms, I go-go-go and rarely stop to take quality time for myself. After a fews weeks of the constant going, I start to run on autopilot. I feel like I'm just reliving the same cycle everyday. Eventually, it becomes depressing in a way. That's when I know it's time to go out, get away for a night with friends, and enjoy myself.

Last week, when a girlfriend asked if I wanted to go out dancing, I immediately said, Yes, Please. We made plans to go to a fabulous club with three other girls and dance our butts off. I could barely wait, I needed a night out with the girls so bad...

I forget how wonderful it is to get out and get away from it all, until I do.

It's magic.

I danced my butt off.

I drank big girl drinks

I had big girl conversations.

I laughed until it hurt.

I had the best time.

I hit the reset button. 

I'm all better now.

My friends, I cannot recommend a reset night out enough. Get out, get away, recharge and laugh. If you haven't done it in a while, pick up the phone or email a friend to make plans. You deserve it.

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Jess said...

I fully agree with you 100%!!! I definitely don't recharge as often as I know I need, but when I do, it's amazing! We all need that once in a while :-)

Lynsey said...

Totally agree! We need to make time for ourselves now and then! With a crazy 3 year old and 6 month old girl I'm with ya!

Kelly Mock said...

This is great advice, though I am still having trouble getting out! My little one is 7 weeks old...when does it get easier to leave!?

April McCormick said...

@Kelly, I am the worst person to ask, since I don't think I got out until Ollie was close to a year old. HOWEVER! It is crucial that you leave your house for an hour at least child fee each week. It really good if you can get out for 10 minutes daily, but at the very least, leave ALONE for an hour. Been-ther-done-that moms would tell you to get the hell out ASAP.