While I am not a soccer mom, I am a working wife and mother who has three kids in sports. The seemingly endless running from game to match is exhausting, yet exciting. I love watching the kids play and I couldn’t be more proud. I end up becoming so involved in the game or match that I get angry at bad calls, and exhilarated when we score.
The busy life also makes me appreciate the quiet times, the times when I can be me and do not have to wear the mom or wife hats. These quiet times enable me to rejuvenate and prepare for the next round of busy. Self care helps me be centered, balanced, and happy. It also keeps the irrational crazies away–those times when I can go from zero to mad in 10 seconds.
When you come home from your busy life and you are extremely exhausted, and your bed is screaming your name, take 15 minutes of quiet. There is a definite need to unwind and breathe. We take on so much of the world every day that we need our time of peace and quiet. Love yourself and take care of yourself. Your life and health depend on it.