How to Get Out of a Tailspin

This morning I could not get my thoughts to slow down. As I was trying to get dressed, get my kids dressed, teeth brushed, lunch made, and forty-five other things, I couldn’t catch my breath. I was thinking about tomorrow, and next week, and how I was going to find time to accomplish everything at work and at home. I truly did not know what to do, and I wasn’t sure where to turn.  

Then I had a phone call with a working mom like me. She told me to take a moment, sit in my car, and take a breath. She asked me when was the last time I thought to take a breath. It truly may have been six years ago before I began to try and balance kids, career, and everything in between.

For a quick moment, I had an out of body experience. I saw someone looking at me with three kids by my side. A big job on my shoulders. My husband’s hand in mine. My cell phone in my ear, chatting to a friend. My mom and dad standing in front of me. And it hit me: this is really, really hard. It isn’t easy, and it isn’t always fun…. but it’s where I am in my life, and I can only accomplish what I can.

So I sat for a minute in my car, took a breath, and decided I could do this. I kept my head held high and put on a great song to jam out.