Today has been a frustrating day so far. My house has been a wreck since Hayleigh joined our family and I am just plain sick of it. I’ve been trying to declutter and organize here and there. But with our upcoming 4th of July party, I am in major cleaning/organizing mode! However…
Do you know how frustrating it is to basically do anything with two toddlers running behind you and a newborn needing to eat every 2 hours?!
Overwhelmed and annoyed by the time naptime hit, I put Cami in her pack and play. Swaddled Hayleigh. And somehow managed to get Brylee to go rest in her own room.
I dug deep in the closet for my running shoes, threw on some of hubby’s shorts and shirt (because I am way heavier than I used to be), and jumped on our treadmill (that hasn’t been used in forever!).
Now let me tell you, I’ve never been the “all out runner” type. However, I went through a very tough time towards the end of and after college. Running was a great way to deal with and get out all my anxiety. And not to mention, the shape it put me in made me look pretty hot.
So, today, when I felt like I was about to explode and just wanted to run away, I turned back towards running. I haven’t ran since before I had Brylee, three years ago, so it was a bit difficult. And I probably won’t be able to walk tomorrow. But…
It. felt. good!!! My mind focused on pushing my body (not how to potty train or what to make for dinner) and the push helped release my frustrations. And even though I was exhausted all day, I feel energized and awake now. Ready to take on the rest of the day!
Yes, I was interrupted by Brylee multiple times. But I simply told her to go quietly back into her room. And I did have to stop once to put Hayleigh’s binkie in, so she could go back to sleep. But the run only took 20 minutes of my time and it completely changed the rest of my day.How about you? What do you do when you are feeling frustrated and overwhelmed??