I used to be tired ALL THE TIME.
Several years ago, my life was hectic! Between the housework, cooking, homeschooling 3 kids, running errands, and work, I was so tired that I lacked the energy to do any fun things or pursue any hobbies. There was always something that needed to get done. By the end of the day, I was drained! I went to bed fatigued, but found it difficult to fall asleep because my mind was still going!! That’s why I was so tired all the time!!! Consequently, I would get sick very easily and quite frequently! My immune system was vulnerable & compromised.
Something had to change – and fast! I was so busy taking care of everyone that I had no energy for myself. I realized I had to purposely stop and take care of myself in order to take better care of my family. I began to make small changes – here and there – little baby steps – investing time in myself. My husband has been my biggest supporter! He encourages me. He actually shares the house responsibilities with me – and so do the kids!
Fast forward to today – I am a much happier mom & wife. I go to sleep and I rest. I get up every morning refreshed. I haven’t gotten sick at all this season! I still love to cook for my family and I take special care of their diets. I am very careful in selecting wholesome ingredients so we all get good nutritious food. Investing the time to purposely take care of myself, resulting in losing weight too – I am 25lbs lighter! I homeschool two of my kids now. My oldest decided to go to a full-time charter school for high school. I work part-time and I am actively volunteering at my local church – something I find very rewarding. I am also an amateur watercolorist. I love to create art with watercolor. I actually find it relaxing and comforting when I sit at my desk to paint. It is one of the ways I can wind down from a busy day!
It has been quite an exciting and rewarding journey so far; one I am still living and enjoying very, very much!
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