I know what I am about to say is a generalization and doesn’t hold true for all men and women but I am sure many can relate.
At night when I get tired I want to just go to sleep but there are usually 101 things I need to do or should I say I feel that I need to do. I know this is common for many women. Unlike our male counterparts, we don’t just get tired and decide to go to sleep. Sometimes hubby falls asleep before our girls even do. When he is tired, that’s it. He’s done for the day and he falls asleep. Sometimes he even falls asleep on the couch and I have to get him up to bed. I never do that. Most women don’t do that. We try to push forward and get as much done as we can. As women we make school lunches, we write notes to teachers, we do dishes, we clean the dinner table, we make sure our kids put their homework in their backpacks, we make sure the pets are taken care of, we make sure the litter box was scooped, we make sure toys were put away, we make sure the lights are turned off, we make sure our children are tucked safely in bed, we plan and think about the following day, and most of us do so much more on the way upstairs before we get into bed. That’s not even including washing our faces, our facial products routines, and all of our other nightly rituals.
But I have made a promise to myself. Tomorrow is a new day. When I am done for the day I will really be DONE FOR THE DAY. Taking care of our pets, making school lunches, and other things like that can be done earlier in the day by my children. I can take care of writing notes to teachers and other things like that before dinner. And anything else will just wait until the next day. The dishes will still be there in the morning. Life WILL go on. The world will not stop turning. And I will get more sleep so I will be more well rested for a new day with my family making me a much happier mommy.
Who wants to join me on being DONE FOR THE DAY when our minds and bodies are done for the day?
TIP~ I keep a notepad on my night table for my nightly “BRAIN DUMP” as I call it. If I remember something that I need to do, I don’t have to get out of bed, I just write it down so I can forget about it until the morning. My BRAIN DUMPS help a lot!