Tag Archives: lifestyle

Why I’m perfectly fine with being imperfect

I’ve been missing from my blog for a while. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say. It’s just that I haven’t had the time or energy to write it. Between life and family and work and school, my schedule has been eating me alive. I’m over-extended and overwhelmed. And one of the biggest…

It’s My 6 Month Blogiversary. Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far.

This month marks six months since I’ve committed myself to this blog. I’ve blogged on and off for years. I’ve bought domain names and shut them down. But six months ago I decided to really commit to building something here at Socially Awkward Mom. To celebrate, I’d like to share 6 things I’ve learned the…

How Ditching Coffee For Tea Helped My Anxiety

How many cups of coffee do you need to get through the day? I’ll admit, I used to be a coffee addict. My day didn’t start without a cup. And I usually had one – or two – more to get through to the evening. But now I don’t drink it at all. Seriously. Before…

The Important Lesson I Learned From Failure

I’ve had my fair share of disappointment in my lifetime. Lost jobs. Crappy relationships. Missed Opportunities. I graduated high school in 2005. Two kids and one husband later, I’m still working on my bachelor’s degree and trying to figure out what I ultimately want to do with my life. This week I noticed multiple people…

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Life

We’re finally clawing our way out of winter here in Michigan. The snow is over (we hope), flowers are blooming and we might be able to put away our winter clothes soon. Here are five ways to spring clean not only your home, but your life, as you welcome warmer weather. 1.  Check in with…

5 Signs You’re Burning Out – And How To Fix It.

What does your daily schedule look like? If it’s anything like mine, there isn’t a lot of room in your day to rest. But how do you know when your busy life is becoming harmful to your health? It’s important to know the signs of burnout – a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork…

10 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself This Weekend

1. Read a book. Reading is a great way to escape the ordinary for a little while or to learn something new. And if you have kids, you can spend time together while reading to each other. Read books you already own or take a trip to your local library or bookstore. 2. Write a…

Busy Life? Here Are Five 10-Minute Self Care Tips.

If your schedule looks anything like mine then you don’t have a lot of downtime. In fact, I only have time to write this post because I’m in between classes. When life is super busy, we can forget to take care of ourselves. And that can leave you not only exhausted, but mentally drained, as…