“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
My revocation tools…
So, life is good. I’m all happy-shiny and all that, but sleep sucks. Still. And when sleep sucks, my brain gets all foggy and I get irritable and yes, this causes me a little bit of distress. And what’s silly is that the cause of my distress (my babies) is also what helps to dissipate the distress. Life is funny like that.
I love my kiddos. And in this moment I am making a conscious effort to embrace everything about this moment in my life – even the sleep deprivation. I know it will not last forever. Before I know it they’ll both be teenagers and will want nothing to do with me. So it’s ok if they want me at all hours of the night.
Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but saying that does help me feel a little bit better.