I start each day with high hopes and great spirits. Then, by naptime, I give up. I realize I'm going to get nothing accomplished. On the rare occasion I do get everything accomplished, I feel as though I've neglected my children. It seems to be a lose-lose lately.
In the book I'm trying to read when I get a free moment, Raising Happiness, the very first point is to take some me time. It states that you can't be an effective role model of happiness if you aren't happy. Everyone needs downtime. Time just for themselves. With Husband gone so much lately, I haven't had any good "me time" in a while, and I can tell it's affecting how I parent. I get stuck on this hamster wheel when I'm not taking time to do things I enjoy. With no end in sight to Husband traveling, I don't know how long I'm going to be stuck in this place. I'm hoping to shake it soon so I can be the parent my kids need.