When You Hit A Wall: The Nothing Experiment, Part 2

As all you mamis out there know, last week was a bit trying for me on all fronts. I was feeling overloaded and started to stress myself out to a degree that wasn’t okay for me. I promised to let you know how my decision went to clear out any and all obligations and plans, save for the bare necessities of cooking, cleaning, and caring for myself and my little family. Here I am, to give you the report, and maybe some ideas for when you find yourself hitting the same wall I was.

I had made some plans with friends, that I canceled, and spent a lot of time with Mr. Sweetie in bed while he napped. I left a lot of chores half-done to tend to Mr. Sweetie, allowing myself to finish them at a later time instead of trying to rush through them with a squawking baby in the room. The result was a calmer, slower-paced day, and a happier me! I stopped approaching my day with the time that Cisco would be home embedded in my aching head, and settled into just living the moments immediately before me. I found myself really enjoying the small silences that came throughout the day, and was re-energized by them. I made sure to keep myself well-fed, to cut out the possibility of having less patience due to hunger.

As I write this, I can hardly believe how quickly this week has gone by! It was by far one of my easiest weeks, and all due, I feel, to cleaning out my cartoon-style closet of tasks and stress. The Nothing Experiment is something I highly recommend to any mami who finds herself struggling to keep it together. Love yourself! Give yourself your own break!


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Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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