Get It Together : 3 little things that is easily causing you to BURN OUT!!!

2:48 AM Ghettomomma 2 Comments

Whether you're working double jobs, working a full time job and side hustling, single parent hustling, or just the kind that likes to spend a ton of time working.. there are ways to go around it without BURNING OUT.

Here's 3 little things to watch for that can easily cause you to BURN OUT!!! 

1. NOT HAVING A LIMIT. 

We like the hustle - believe it or not, for whatever reason, some people really enjoy it. But as much as we'd like to put in as much hours in a day as we can - our bodies are not machines (and even machines break down). I'm not against it, by all means, hustle. Do what you love, do what you should for your families. 

But give yourself a LIMIT. 

It can be anything from the hours of work/ amount of energy you can put in - within a day, a week or a month. It also depends on the 'type' of work that you do. Say, I know I'm okay with putting in 12+ hours of computer work in a day - but I also know that I would totally die working the same amount of time working on a job that requires me to run around and a lot of my energy. And if you're doing a little bit of both, find your happy balance. 

Kinda like playing the lottery - Know your Limit, Stay within it. 


2. NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP. 

SLEEP? What SLEEP?!
- Yea, I thought so too. Until I crashed so many times in the middle of the day - surrounded with little ninjas jumping around and all over me, and I would not feel a thing. zero. passed out. 

Sleep is important. 
A full 8 hour sleep can make such a difference to your day and week. And if you're still making your way to hitting that number, naps are fun too! 

Your Body will Thank You, and Reward you with the energy you need to Hustle through another day. Now, unplug that TV and get to BED! 


3. NOT ALLOCATING SOME 'ME' TIME THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY. 

Who's got time for that? You do!

You will MAKE TIME for it!

I have never really been that 'Morning Person' but I can tell you how AMAZING it is to start your day with a good coffee, a 5 minute read (nope, we're not talking facebook. grab a real book.), breathing in that morning breeze and taking in all the peace and quiet before all the chaos begins.


Some would wake up the extra hour to go for a morning run/workout before work - I've done this one summer, it's amazing how much energy it can give you to get your day started. 

AT LEAST 30 minutes a day - to yourself - to clear your head - to breathe, can make all the difference.

When I manage to dodge any of these three bullets, I find that my days are better, I am better and I have helped keep the world a safer place. 




Happy Hustling! 
xo, Ghettomomma

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I Hope You Never Forget...

9:11 AM Ghettomomma 0 Comments

Dear Momma, (or Dadda) 

There is a thing that you must know.
If you already have a growing kid, I hope by now, you've already figured this out.

If not, well, here's why I am writing to you.

There is a thing that you must know.

In the midst of the everyday chaos - the crying, the feeding, the happy giggles, the messy dinner tables, fun bubble baths and running around chasing little ones that have learned to run on their two steady feet - There is another person in your little world that matters.

There is a thing that you must know.

You look at them with your tired, very little to no sleep eyes and you still smile as you think ' these little guys are insanely lucky they are capable of being the cutest things in the world.' - and they are. They are the most amazing gift. They fill your heart with so much love and fill your hands with .. well, I'll let you decide on that.

But There is a Thing That you must know, and one that I hope You Never Forget.

Life can get Insanely Busy and It isn't hard for any parent to forget - I've done it, I am still guilty of it once in a while.

& if it's something that you've forgotten about, I hope that this be your quick reminder.

There is a thing that you must know.

Actually, it's a Who. It's a very special someone that I hope you don't forget to take care of.


The moment that this person wakes up to the end of the day, this person is responsible for the world of another. What do I feed the kids? What are they going to do today? Who is bringing them to school? Who is picking them up? Where are the socks? You know, the ones that match? Never mind, no one really cares if they match. What's happening after school? Do they have games to go to? Parties to attend? Oh crap! That party that my 5 year old was waiting for all week happened YESTERDAY!!!!


Yes, that person. Take care of her. Feed her well. Remind her that She is just as important as the little ones that she is pouring out all her love and energy into. Tell her to never stop doing the things that she loves. Tell her that her dreams still matter. Tell her to take a break once in a while - to breathe - to have fun. Tell her she has a life outside of being a Parent - it may not feel like it, but it is something that she needs to pursue - for her sanity & the safety of everybody around her (hehe).


Take Care of You, Momma (and Dadda). 
This is the bestest gift that you can give to your Kids. (aside from happy meals, trips to toys r us, lightsabers & those new Jordans.. ugh.) 





& to quote our all time fave JB song - I hope you never forget to... "Love Yourself."

xo, coffees and lotsa wine!
- Ghettomomma


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