Finding Peace in the Moments of Insanity
Life with a toddler is insane.
I mean real insane.
This is the time of “try-me” for them. This is where the toddler wants to try their parents patience to as far as they can take them. Jayla wants to do everything herself and do whatever she wants to do, whenever she wants to do it. She yells when she is upset and that’s usually after you tell her no. She tests my patience to its fullest and I can’t help but be tired at the end of the day.
I know it’s a phase, but it doesn’t stop me from needing relaxation and peace.
To top it all off, the toddler isn’t the only factor. There is life too. Work, school, people...you name it. Dealing with life can cause some serious cases of questioning your sanity.
But don’t fret there is peace. I find it, I am determined to get some.
I think it is essential to life to have your get away spots or things that help you find peace in moments of insanity. This is how you keep from going off in a psychotic rage. First, I think of what I need. Every aspect of annoyance is not the same. For me I need positivity, quiet, and sometimes indulgence. Second, I need to apply what I need to the annoyance to calm myself. And viola, peace.
When I feel as though the world is closing in on me, my faith in God is paramount. Having Christ is important to me. It is not about the religion or the traditions of it. It is about following Christ and understanding the truth of life. I know I know, some of you might say, "but if you have Jesus, why would you feel insane?" Well, isn’t that the million dollar question? It is important to remember that we all are battling flesh and live in the world where everyone isn’t saved. And just because I am, does not mean all trouble goes away. It does, however, mean that I have a solid hiding place. Someone who is there for me no matter what. I read His word and listen to gospel music. This helps me find peace and security.
My insanity can also come from getting in my head too much and thinking about the "what ifs". Bills are a real thing and so is deciding where I am going to send my kid to school. How will I pay for private school? Should I home-school? Should I go back to work? Build my business? Who will watch the child? You know...adult questions and concerns. These can be overwhelming and drive you nuts. And this is when I need to load up on the positivity. So I will find peace in listening to my business podcasts or reading some of my leadership books. That helps me get centered and back focused and get me to stop stressing on things in my business and in every day life.
When it comes to my toddler driving me nuts, that is where I need to indulge and I need some quiet time. Here I get someone else to watch her so I can have a couple hours to myself. I also will schedule some alone time outside of the house to hangout with friends or to get a massage. Depends on how much me time I need. Usually with my quiet time, I like to lounge in my bed with a nice hot beverage, yummy food, and watch a show or movie uninterrupted. So nice.
Moments of insanity happen. But it is important to your health and for you to be able to find places of peace and tranquility. We are no good to anybody if we constantly bottle everything up and don’t learn to take a break.
Identify what causes you to get super annoyed and then apply what you need in those situations to calm yourself and rest your brain. There is no one size fits all when it comes to dealing with the aggravations in life. Everyone has triggers, but they are all manageable.
Where do you find peace in moments on insanity? Let us know in the comments below.