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My Monday Message- Vol.1

The New Weekly Series To Start Your Week On The Right Path

  Welcome to the first post in my new series! I have been tossing around some ideas about how to invite you to become involved in discussions about things that you really want to talk about here on Hey Mom. My goal for this series of posts is to open a dialogue with you all on a particular viewpoint that hopefully will start of your week on the right foot. Do you find that at times you hear a small snippet of conversation or a short saying that rings true to you? I do. This is the place that I want to share those mental trinkets with you and find out what you think about it. So, without further ado, let me share with you my first Monday Message. Please comment below with your thoughts, engage in a conversation with other readers, and tell me what you would like to talk about in future editions of my new weekly series!

My Monday Message- November 26

“Assume Benevolence”

be·nev·o·lence /bəˈnevələns/
noun

11 thoughts on “My Monday Message- Vol.1

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts… for me I just follow my heart… 🙂

    “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

    1. You’re so welcome! It’s something I have to remind myself continuously to do. Otherwise, I spend too much energy on being frustrated over something when really it isn’t the other person’s doing, just my own assumptions. Hard as Hell to do sometimes, though!

  2. “Take time to rest, regenerate and invest in your own well-being. It all starts with you, after all.” Some of the best of most often dismissed advice ever. I hope this year all who read this will take it in so next year we can encourage those around us who see the difference in how we make it through this season.

    1. You bring up a great point here. I think everytime I hear someone say self care is the most important thing anyone can do for themselves, I absolutely agree. Personally, between working, mom-king and wife-ing, self care if the first thing I unprioritize and don’t do.
      What do you do to make self care a priority?

      1. I am so sorry it took me so long to respond. I missed this comment. When I am on point, which I typically am just because it is so important for me to full so I can refresh others, I make self-care a priority by ensuring that I “shut the door” on all other responsibilities by a certain time. I have my daughter in bed by 9:30 and call it quits for any “work” work – meaning any part of my roles that I don’t enjoy. Then from 10 – 12 is my time. Read. Watch a movie. Write letters to friends. Play a game. Write. Whatever I desire to do. I also use 5 – 6 am as my time to exercise, take a longer shower, or anything related to getting ready. It took years to get it down but I do well MOST months. The last couple weeks have just been off for some reason with my little one. Working on the root so we can get back on schedule.

        Have a great day!
        ~Shell

    1. That’s a really good way to look at it! It’s so easy for people to jump to conclusions. I have a hard time remembering sometimes that my assumptions are just that: assumptions! How do you keep this in check for yourself ? Do you follow your sisters advice?

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