Man, I have been hearing an abundance of people say that they are freakin' exhausted. Makes sense. The "pressure" of the Christmas season, trying to maintain social standards and putting everyone in front of your own needs can be draining.
I found myself I this predicament a time or two. It didn't feel good, trying to replace my love for my son with material things because I was working all the time. I had the mindset, "I have to do this for him. I have to work 7 days a week to support my child." His dad and I split up in his infancy, and, let's just say $50 a month for child support doesn't really go far nowadays. Good thing for me, I had an extremely "great" which turns out later to be very poor... work ethic. I didn't have a lot of help, I even brought Taithan to work with me on my Tula more times than I can count. Cool, right? Leading by example, workin' my ass off- because I know one day my child will do the same. (Young children learn by copying their parents) Oh Shit.
Fast forward 2 years, I am STILL TO THIS DAY, telling my son to slow down while he eats, we have plenty of time. He goes into reactive mode when is taking a long time finding something or getting ready. Thankfully, I slowed down before I totally messed him up. Now, I work around my kid's schedule and I give as much grace as I can. I'm not saying I'm perfect, because by no means is that true, but I do try my best and explain absolutely everything to them. Now they are at the age where they don't necessarily learn by copying me, although they definitely do that too, they learn by asking questions (A FUCK TON OF THEM), experimenting and exploring. Here's the thing- we work to support ourselves and our family *root chakra energy. Why would we ever put work BEFORE THEM? That's just nonsense. Society and a lot of outside sources (meaning everyone except YOUR INTUITION) tries to tell us how to run our lives. What to do, how to parent, what type of person we have to be. Ahhemmm BULLSHIT. You decide, look at the frequency- if it feels low, it is. Have the balls to release absolutely everything that doesn't serve you, by "serve you" I mean align with a better, greater and happier life- first for YOU, then for your FAM. You first, always.
Let's talk about maintaining social standards and how we are going to abolish that right now. Why would you ever take advice, or listen to someone who is as shallow as to care about what their neighbors think? Why would we, as adults, who have our own personal experience- still listen to people, who although they may have tried their best to help, don't have those same personal experiences? Would you trade places with them? Do they continue to dig deeper into themselves and grow, or is it a keeping up with the joneses situation?
The vast majority of people are influenced by ego and judgement rather than facts and reality. I challenge you to ALWAYS ask yourself, "is this my ego or is this the truth?" That's where PURPOSE comes in. Personally, if someone doesn't live by a solid purpose of higher frequency, I try my best to allow their input and judgement to bounce right off of me. We have come too far to be sucked into that circle. Our kids deserve better, our lives deserve better- and most importantly, WE DESERVE BETTER.
So, go ahead and put yourself first- if you don't, no one else is going to. Your cup will always be empty if you don't allow yourself to fill that baby up. It's not always easy, but there is a greater energy that will always help. PRAY. Corinthians 9:8, And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. I don't know about you, but I'd rather give it to God and my Angels than to some unhappy, always stressed, human. PURPOSE PROMISE number 56, Always be open to spiritual growth. Don't ever forget the Divine is ready to love, trust fall. For some reason we always forget that, or discount it- especially when we need it the most. Just like anything, it's habit. Be ready to break shitty habits and grow.
When I'm lacking the strength to remember such important things, I write them down as a daily/weekly habit until it becomes a HABIT, usually that takes a whole month of repetition and putting it on spot light. Again, I'm not saying I don't get exhausted. What I'm saying is I get exhausted a whole lot less, and I have the steps in place to get my shine back if I feel it dimming.