Finals are almost over… and mom you deserve a break
The last month of school can get crazy. Many of you have been living your lives at 100 miles per hour with the entire end-of-the-year activities.
Your teen thought that summer would never come, and the finals and projects would never stop. She’d daydream about going to the beach and chilling with her friends. And many of you had to reel your daughter back in and encourage her to finish strong.
And now summer is around the corner.
Your teen has been clear for a while that she needs a break. She probably has made her list of things she wants to do this summer and is getting her plans in place.
She doesn’t feel guilty for sleeping in, having some downtime, going to lunch with friends, seeing movies, or going shopping. She feels she deserves it.
I think we can learn a lot from our daughters.
Moms need a break.
Summer is not a total vacation for moms, but there are some perks. We get to escape the morning dramas with our daughter. (Since they are sleeping in) Though the pressure of school is over, we still have to get up and run the household and go to work. At times it gets more complicated. Your schedule is thrown off. Now you have to shuttle your kids around. And for the older teens, you have the pressure of making sure she is supervised and not having TOO much fun.
So it’s easy for you can keep plodding along without taking a break.
But you still need a break.
Most of you have been dealing with stressed-out daughters for the past month and that’s not fun. It takes a lot of energy to be on top of things with finals and activities. You’ve dealt with her emotional dramas and had to be her rock. You have dealt with her attitudes and snappiness.
You have done the hard work and you deserve a break.
Here’s what you can learn from your daughter.
1. Anticipate something fun.
A little daydreaming could be helpful for you. Most of us when we get stressed have day nightmares and worry about everything.
2. Get clear about how you want to celebrate.
What would you enjoy? What sounds nice? Who would you celebrate with?
3. What do you need to fill back up?
- Time to sleep in
- Time alone to get clear and journal
- Time to play
- Time to connect with your friends
- Time to get your house in order (this is not a ‘should’ this is a want to)
4. Schedule it NOW.
Yes, this is important. You deserve it. This is good for your heart and attitude. This will put a little spunk in your step.