Mommy Motivation Series: Fix your ponytail... and do the dang thing!
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Mommy Motivation is something I do weekly on my emails. But I feel like I am not able to write everything I want to in the emails since I don’t want the emails to be too long. So I decided to save my Mommy Motivation posts for my blog, and to have an ongoing series where I give my mediocre advice and motivation for mommies (and just anyone out there) who needs a little kick to get them through their day!
These posts will be shorter, but I hope you understand why I still decided to make them their very own series! But… if you want to check out longer blog posts, I have tons of those on my website. I hope you enjoy this series! Your support means the world to me!
Now, on to the blog post!
If you know me, you know motivational quotes are my jam. I love getting that little kick to get my butt off the couch and do what I need to get done.
If you know me, you also probably know I have converted my daughter’s playroom Harry Potter closet (closet-under-the-stairs) into my very own office. It’s quite tiny, but - P E R F E C T - in my eyes!
While getting my new Harry Potter office ready, I was looking for Motivational posts to put up on my wall. One of the quotes I came across was…
Fix your ponytail, and try again.
Obviously, it wasn’t the most motivational quote I have ever read, but it totally resonated with me! While thinking about this quote I was thinking on how it applied to my life and my situation. The version I thought of was…
Fix your ponytail, and do the dang thing!
Mommyhood is hard. That’s no secret. There’s gonna be moments when the house is a mess, you have a to-do list a mile long, the laundry is overflowing, dirty dishes have taken over the sink, and your little has been scream-crying all morning. When you haven’t had a break in weeks and you would do anything to have those five minutes of peace and quiet - when your child is awake.
During the hard times, you’re not going to WANT to make dinner. You’re not going to WANT to do the dishes or the laundry, or any cleaning for that matter. There’s a ton of things that you’re not going to WANT to do. And this is something I struggle with frequently.
In those moments I can now remind myself to fix my ponytail, and do the dang thing..
It won’t be easy, but try your best to do what needs to get done. Don’t worry about certain things, the dishes and laundry may be able to wait for tomorrow. You can straighten up your child’s toys later - or tomorrow, or the next day if that’s what you choose to do. And sometimes you’ll only be able to check off one thing from your to-do list; but hey, that’s one less thing.
And trust me, it pains me to write this blog post because I know how it feels in those moments. Where you don’t want to hear what you need to do, and frankly, you don’t want any advice either. But hopefully this quote can be a reminder to you in those moments that sometimes you just have to do stuff you don’t want to do, and you’ll probably even feel better once you have done them!
You got this, mama! Let me know what this quote means to you and if it is motivating to you as well!