Introverted Mommy Moments

Morning Coffee Perspective

Being INTJ on the introversion spectrum comes with pros and cons, but I know this for certain-- being an introverted 'INTJ' mommy requires God and coffee. 

I am trying something new where I take the first 10 minutes out of my day (mostly when my children and grandmother are up and eating) to sip on some coffee, establish perspective, and begin my day with thankfulness! 

I will follow my own acronym - TIME 

(T) Thankfulness (I) Introspection (M)Mother Goals (E) Eternal Mindset

 

Join me! What is your morning coffee perspective? Do you have your 'TIME'? Comment Below!

October 26 - TIME - My Days Are Numbered

 

(T) 3 Things for which I am Thankful: 

  1.  Internet - I have made so many friendships online through entrepreneurship, networking, and blogging which allows me to have relationships without stressing about 'time'.  
  2. Yesterday was a great day with THRIVE - almost hit <25 carbs for the day, and had a great workout!
  3.  Hope - even though I have no idea when the tide will turn- I have hope that each day I wake is a new day for which the Lord has a special purpose to impact the whole journey. 

(I) A moment of Introspection : The feelings/thoughts I am bringing into the day: 

One of the hardest things about being a mother is that my time is no longer my own. Selfish or not, I loved my own time. Time to think about what I wanted to do, hobbies in which I could to partake, picking up and going to the store on a whim, going to the gym whenever I wanted to go, sleeping in till whenever, going to bed whenever, having evenings of stillness and serenity to recoup energy for the days ahead..... I miss my time. It's defintely something I took for granted in my singleness or even the early days of marriage! Even after 3 years,  I still find myself waking up frustrated when I am abruptly woken up by my toddler. Long gone are the days of 'easing into the morning'. If I wake up earlier....so do my children. It has been and still is one of my greatest challenges in this season of my life! 

I keep thinking of the song, "You're gonna miss this" (Video at the bottom of the post) and it always brings me to tears. It's true, time goes by so fast. I miss every season of life that I rushed through. I am learning to enjoy the season I am in, and I know God is giving me the time to do that. I get so frustrated that God doesn't seem to be bringing us out of this season of my life, but I know He is helping His daughter value time and value the moments He is giving me to be with my children and family. Time to do other things. Instead of rushing THROUGH, I need to find value IN. 

(M) My number one goal as a mother: 

VALUE time with my children, especially the moments of frustrations. I will miss these days. 

(E) My eternal mindset reminder: 

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12

Lord, thank you for calming my heart down this morning and giving me perspective. I want my time to be my own so badly sometimes, but I know I will miss these moments. Please help me to focus on the current day, the current moment, the current relationships, and my current ministries and responsibilities instead of living in the past and future. Teach me to number my days, and live each day to the fullest. 

 

October 21 – TIME

 

(T) 3 Things for which I am Thankful: 

  1. We all woke up this morning and we have another day to ‘get it right’.
  2. The house I am living in is warm…and our room is one step closer from finally being organized because we worked hard to put the clothes away on Saturday.
  3. Vienna’s disposition. Her constant peace and smiles is a bigger blessing than I can describe in words.

(I) A moment of Introspection : The feelings/thoughts I am bringing into the day: 

Waking up in the morning to my son letting the dog out, then screaming, then throwing valuable objects, then scolding me for telling him to stop is not the way anyone wants to wake up! He sneaks out of the room without me hearing him, and I have no way of stopping it. I am trying to desperately to calm and still my spirit while he eats breakfast—“start fresh start fresh start fresh”. Love for others – keeps no record of wrong doing. 

After waking up abruptly and going to the bathroom, I hopped on the scale to take a weekly weigh-in. NOT a good feeling to be up 3lbs from 5 days ago. I know I should take the scale with a grain of salt, but I feel it! I feel like a giant cement block. Perhaps this is the day where I control my eating, not grab food during my witching hour, and start feeling better about myself again. Food has always been a battle, and with this battle comes emotional scars and difficulty. Although it seems impossilbe, I know I must cut myself some slack and give myself time. It’s not a sprint its a marathon. Love for self – is kind. 

(M) My number one goal as a mother: 

My biggest goal for today is NOT to go head-to-head with my toddler at nap time. I will figure out a DIFFERENT way to put him down for a nap.

(E) My eternal mindset reminder: 

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Today I will replace ‘love’ with mommy. I may have already screwed up this morning…but from this moment. I will try harder. 

Mommy is patient and kind. Mommy is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Mommy does not demand her own way. Mommy is not irritable, and she keeps no record of being wronged. Mommy does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Mommy never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful. Mommy endures through every circumstance.

……..I don’t think this mommy can do all those things….. {feeling defeated before I even begin}

 

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Michelle Eliason

Michelle Eliason

Wife, Mommy, Blogger

I love the Lord and pursuing a relationship with Him. I am a wife to an incredible man and mommy to a very active toddler boy and a sweet baby girl! The older I get the more I realize how incredibly imperfect I am and how incredibly complex life can be! I am doing what I can to feel human, stay healthy, have energy, and be a good example for my kids! I am so thankful for my family, church family, and tribe!

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