Maybe it was the short week that threw me off. Maybe it was the 2 baby girls that refused – REFUSED – to go to bed when they are supposed to. Maybe it was my constantly-running nose.
Whatever the case, this week was TOUGH. Nothing bad happened, but I’m glad it’s over. I overextended myself a bit and can now admit it. Don’t let the name of this blog fool you… things are not always fab around here. (I write this as my eyes well up for a bunch of teeny-tiny reasons that don’t really matter in the big picture but are driving me crazy RIGHT NOW. I’m just having a moment, okaaaaaay???)
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past 2 years, it’s this: The trick to staying fab is to bounce back fast. Realize you’re underwater and then paddle like hell to get above it. Don’t dwell. Tomorrow is another day. Here are the little things I did that kept me from screaming bloody-murder at the drop of a pin these last few days… Passing these tips to you – and hoping that they help you when you need them – is my effort to justify this week and make it all better:
Eat that cookie – or ALL those cookies – if you really want them and if they will help at that moment. Because let’s be honest, they usually do. Just don’t do the same thing the next day… and the next day… and the next day.
When you return home (from work, errands, etc) and drive your car into your garage, don’t get out right away. Give yourself 2 minutes. Turn the engine off, sit there, scroll through your phone, breathe, pick your nose for all I care, whatever…. then go inside.
Remind yourself that you can only control what YOU do. Even if others make you angry, frustrated, upset, infuriated, whatever. You can only control what YOU do. To hell with their shenanigans.
Squeeze your kids and kiss your husband. (In whatever order you wish.)
Put on lipstick. Don’t question it. Just do it. (I keep mine in my kitchen so that I have no excuse not to do it when the girls are contained in their high chair and swing.)
HERE’S TO A FABULOUS WEEKEND TO ALL!
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