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Some simple steps to become a stress-less Katy mom

Is it just me, or has this week been particualarly busy?  Not that this week is much different from any other week…I do thrive on a fast-paced life and enjoy the activities that comprise my existence. However, throw in some sick children, random stresses, and some additional activities, and it suddenly becomes too much.

Featured Katy Magazine blogger, Megan Lewis, knows what it takes to stress less.
The life of a mother is unbelievably busy. It doesn’t matter whether a woman has one child or ten, her time is filled. So filled, in fact, that she sometimes forgets to take care of herself. 

There are days that feel like I am running a marathon. I wake up running, and don’t stop until I drop into bed at night. These are magical, fun and beautiful times, but boy, it takes all of my strength to keep up!

I find that in the midst of being a homemaker, wife and mother, I often put my own needs on the back burner. And, despite having a husband who is willing to do anything to help me, I find that many days, after I have met the needs of each of my children, I feel completely depleted.

So one day, I decided to make a “To-Do List”. It is a mommy-preservation list that I vow to do my best to heed. I don’t always take care of myself as I should, but, the list exists and I know when I try to do the things on the list, I am a better woman for doing so. Here is the list:

My To-Do List

-Deflect Stress
-Listen to my body
-Rest when tired
-Allow messes to wait

-Get enough sleep
-Eat well
-Learn new skills and develop talents
-Play hard and be silly
-Slow down
-Breathe Deeply
-Practice positive self-talk
-Accept an imperfect world
-Focus on what I have accomplished in a day rather than what I haven’t
-Serve others
-Set and accomplish goals
-Communicate with other women
-Keep marriage strong
-Treat children lovingly
What is on your mommy to-do list?  Post a comment below.
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