5 Things That Are (Mommy Needs A) Break-ing Mommy

Breaking Habits

Throughout the week, I find the words “mommy needs a break” popping into my head–oh–about every hour. And I often turn to the same comforts, vices, what have you, when I do find the opportunity to take a break.

On one hand, I think what mommy really needs is a break from my breaks, because the things I’m turning to really aren’t that beneficial in the long run.

On the other hand, I know and often sometimes do many of the things I need to be ultimately, big-picture happier and healthier, but I also just want my breaks to be legitimate, mindless, indulgent breaks.

In the words of One Republic, “Every thing that kills me makes me feel alive.” And here are the 5 major things that are breaking mommy.

Staying up late. Lately, I’ve seen a quote circulating around Facebook that reads, “I’m so tired but I’ll probably be awake until 3 a.m. for no reason,” and I couldn’t relate more. Every morning I’d beat myself over the head for staying up so late if I wasn’t so exhausted, and every morning I swear tonight will be the night I go to bed early. Yet, every night 1 a.m. rolls around, and there I am, wide awake, doing absolutely nothing.

Drinking caffeine. Hello coffee, goodbye control. As much as I love my coffee, I must admit it’s become a vicious cycle that leaves me in dire need of more energy and leads me to adding another cup to my daily regimen. I feel like I can conquer the world … until I need another cup of coffee. I think I also just figured out why I stay up until 3 a.m. “for no reason.”

Drinking alcohol. And if I’m being honest with myself: yes, that still includes red wine. It shouldn’t because the doctor prescribes some people a glass of red wine before bed, but in reality, that was not a prescription I received, and even so, that glass shouldn’t equal half the wine bottle. It does counteract the caffeine though, so cheers!

Being a foodie. That’s actually FOODie, with a capital F-O-O-D. I love eating, making and trying all kinds of food. It’s what I do when I’m bored. It’s what I do when I’m celebrating. It’s what I do when I’m with family. It’s what I do when I’m PMSing. And least importantly, it’s what I do when I’m hungry. I swear, I’m going to eat healthy starting tomorrow…

Keeping up with the Kardashians. No, I don’t actually keep up with the Kardashians [insert overrated, cliché, judgmental, disgusted noise here]. I do, however, love keeping up with the latest gossip, news(feeds) and of course, all of my favorite t.v. shows. Does all of it really matter? No. Does it take precious time away from all the other things I could be doing i.e. productiveness and ability to change the world and better myself as a human being? Yes. But the next episode starts in 15 seconds and the remote is just so far away. I’ll stop tomorrow.



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13 thoughts on “5 Things That Are (Mommy Needs A) Break-ing Mommy

  1. OMG this is so me! All of these things… I was shaking my head along as I read!! I have really been trying to get to bed earlier (which I have been doing better) and drink less during the week (which I have been doing NOT so good at!) 😉

    1. I’m so back and forth with staying up late. Once I do it one night, it just spirals from there until I force myself to bed early again. I try to justify black coffee and red wine because one glass a day is supposed to have “health benefits” … It’s the one glass a day that needs to be focused on for me! 😉

  2. I do the exact same things. Staying up late is such a vicious cycle to me, and then I hit the coffee hard in the morning & soda in the afternoon. Caffeine junkie. I love having the breaks, but I become lazy so I try to limit them. Oh and the gossip shows, mags are my favorite escapes. Loved & related to this post so much!

    1. It is such a vicious cycle! No sleep = coffee and trying to fall asleep = wine. And I can definitely agree on the breaks. When I finally have one, I just want to veg out but then I don’t want to pull myself out of it to be productive. I’m a huge movie and show buff—it’s such a relaxing, mindless escape! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  3. Omg I couldn’t help but laugh at all of this because it all me!!!! All of it lol…. Hubby and I have been trying to go to bed earlier, which would cut out the extra drinkies and TV time… But it’s just so peaceful when the toddler is sleeping lol….

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