It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. It’s so much easier for me to jump behind the mic and record a podcast or poke the camera on my face and talk on Facebook Live, but some topics are worthy of the written word.
And today is one of those days.
My kids saw the movie Sing a while ago and have been obsessed with the soundtrack ever since. One song in particular – the remake of I’m Still Standing by Elton John.
I freaking love this song!
And the moment in the movie when it’s sung is really moving (ok – I cried).
But you know what happens when it’s played at home over and over and over….? I internalise the words – I’m Still Standing.
Whatever has been happening that day – hearing those words makes me feel strong. It’s become like a mantra.
I’m still standing
Better than I ever did.
Looking like a true survivor.
Oh yeah! This motherhood gig is a constant roller-coaster and sometimes I’m feeling groovy and other times, just, no.
But when I think about the fact that in 2010 there were no kids and in the space of four years there were three – who are all growing, thriving and learning – well – props to me – right?
I’m still standing!
There’s so many things I wish I did better as a mother. There’s so many wrong moves I’ve made. So many times I thought I had nothing more to give. So many days I didn’t think I’d get through after having such little sleep. So many days I wish we had family close by so Nick and I could have one weekend on our own.
But I’m still standing.
When it comes to pulling myself back together when I’m feeling a little broken and the strength has disappeared – here’s three small steps I take:
1. I put on this damn song (if the kids aren’t already playing it!) and dance around and feel the energy of the words
2. I find some old photos – on my phone, around the house, on Facebook, of when the kids were babies and I look at them now and remind myself – I DID THAT!
3. I make a huge bowl full of the freshest food I have on hand. I give beautiful energy BACK to the amazing body of mine that grew and fed babies and that deserves nourishment of the best kind. It INSTANTLY changes my mood when I take time to put together a simple salad or something like my Lunch in a Fry Pan.
Food as self-care is the very best kind!
Tell me – how do you pull yourself out of a funk?
What’s your favourite song to get your groove back? (Oh and have you taken my Five Day Challenge to get your groove back – it’s awesome – and free! Get started here)