Some nights I feel guilty for not doing more. This world sends us the message that more is better. Do more. Give more. Make more. Socialize more. Work more. Exercise more. Read more. Clean more. Spend more. Travel more. Cook more.
I read books and articles that encourage me to wake up a little earlier to meditate or write or exercise or food prep or read or watch the sunrise because if I do I will be more productive or more successful. These ideas may work, but many times it just feels like one more thing to add to an ever growing to-do list.
I am going to let go of the guilt and pressure of "more". Browse any social media site and you will see that motherhood adds a layer to always be doing more. I am choosing not to buy into that. I do enough. I am enough and so are you. My to do list will be to soak up the morning snuggles with my girls while I still can. To buy any food that my girls will eat since cooking for toddlers is like Hell's Kitchen every night. Go outside everyday. No expectations, just to spend some time outside before it freezes. To end the night with a goodnight and I love you for everyone in the house.
Letting go of the pressure to fill every open minute and instead to just enjoy connecting, being or relaxing. I may get a lot more accomplished in a day or hardly at all. Either way its still a good day.