By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 24, 2011
Do you ever feel like all you can do is take things one day at a time?
I've found that to be true for me as we continue to try to find a balance and adjust to life with a baby at home.
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If you've ever had a newborn in your home, you know how their arrival can affect everything from how your prioritize your day to what you are able to commit to. You're sleeping less, have little to no time to yourself and many of the activities you used to enjoy are put on the back burner if given any attention whatsoever.
Fortunately in the midst of our new normal there has also been renewed strength. Though nights may be filled with struggles, joy comes in the morning and affirms that our struggles are worth it. In the words of author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, Where there's struggle, there's life.
I read Ziglar's book Embrace The Struggle a year or so ago and feel that what he has to share and the sentiments presented here can apply to any circumstance or reality, not just to having a new baby in the house.
Your struggle may be physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual; know that each one can be conquered.
Some of you might be struggling because your body or voice is failing you and everything you do work wise, whether an audition or voicing a job you booked, poses a very real challenge.
Even if you feel as though you can't make it to the end of each day or that you can't see beyond an hour at a time, perseverance goes a long way as does faith and trusting that each new day will bring something better with it.
We're only given what we can handle, and with that assurance, each day we're allotted can be survived! As this summer draws to a close, I am constantly reminding myself of that fact having nearly survived two months of the kids being home from school.
If you've developed any strategies or have tips for getting through challenges, be sure to comment!
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