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  • Writer's pictureShannon Duskie

Monday Morning Pep-Talk

This quote is one reason why I love the momentum app for chrome!! It's the first thing I saw when I opened up my computer this morning as I sat down to respond to my email and messages at 5am! It was just the boost I needed because:

I am REALLY over Samson being up at 3:30 a.m. Not just because it's 3:30 a.m., but because of the tantrums thrown by both males in my household because of it. I'm REALLY REALLY over that. I know it not to be true, but it makes me feel like a crappy mom and a crappy wife.

Why won’t my kids just sleep? What am I doing wrong? I know I shouldn’t snuggle him back to sleep in our bed! I know this is a habit we have to break. I know Drew hates having to wake up early and I wish he didn’t have to. If I were a good wife, I could just let him sleep in so he could have a good day too.

These are the thoughts I have to chase out of my head and remember who I really am. I have to remember to do what I can do to take care of myself and keep my own attitude in check because if I don't, I'll start believing those thoughts. I have to remember to take care of myself, because if I don’t, I, too will start throwing tantrums. And let’s be real… my tantrums are the best ones out there and more robust than both of the male tantrums combined. I'm just straight-up mean. If mama ain’t happy, nobody happy. (I just said that in my head the most redneck way you can imagine). I’m just saying, I’m REALLY GOOD at losing my shit! And nobody likes that. NO-BOD-Y.

If I would’ve given into those thoughts this morning, it would have resulted in me fighting with my husband at 5a.m. over me taking Sam to the living room so he could go back to bed or him watching cartoons in bed with him. It would’ve resulted in me crying for a good thirty minutes to an hour because I’m sick of the tension between us right now. As I sit here imagining the scenario that was so close to happening, my eyes are watering just thinking about it. Yet, I’m grateful I didn’t give into it.

So I sit here in my newly arranged office, sipping on my mom-juice as I write. Because that’s one of the things that I do to take care of myself. I am dressed for my workout because that’s what comes next. I’m playing out the day in my head and envisioning what I can do to live my best life today and I’m giving myself a pep-talk.

Who needs you today?
Shannon, keep doing what you LOVE so that you can inspire and awaken the hearts of others.
Be true to YOU. Be the person God made you to be. Show up for yourself. Because when you show up for yourself, it’s your truest way to show up for others.
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