We all know that being a mom can be overwhelming, but what abut those days when it is just too much?
Hi mom, I see you, I am you! I know just what you are going through.
Days turn into weeks. You feel like you haven’t slept since the + sign showed up on the plastic device that is probably still sitting in your medicine cabinet. Your back hurts, your feet hurt, and you are weary! The tears you are holding back in your burning eyes are about to spill out. Your heart is full but on the verge of breaking.
Being a mom is hard!
Some days you want to quit. Am I right? You have probably locked yourself in the bathroom or hid in your closet. I get it!
It doesn’t have to be that way! In the midst of the chaos you can find peace!
When being a mom is overwhelming there are some things you can do to reign in your emotions and get things back on track.
1. Stop everything and pray!
I know that seems so basic and a given but often times we get so caught up in our emotional messes we forget to stop and thank our father for our blessings (even the one that just glued a truck to your new hard wood floor.) Why not gather up your children and pray together? Lay your hands on them as you pray over them and for them. Have them join the conversation. Prayer is an awesome attitude adjuster!
2. Walk away.
Take a step back and away from the situation. Reflect on what is truly bothering you. I bet if you dig deep you will see that it isn’t really the current situation that has you on edge, but something deeper. How can you change your situation? It is ok to take a short time-out to gather yourself so you can return to the situation at hand and handle it with grace. **Please make sure that your children are in a safe place before you walk away. Babies should never be left unattended.
3. Write it down.
Writing can be very therapeutic. It doesn’t have to be fancy or thought out. Grab a piece of paper, a pen, and write down what is in your head and heart. Maybe you should share that with your spouse so both of you are on the same page.
4. Phone a friend.
Take a deep breath and call your bestie! You don’t have to tell them about your situation even. Just having some contact with another grown up may help lift your spirits. I mean, how many more times can you discuss what Dora found on her walk today?
5. Count your blessings.
I find it easy to get caught up in the negative. To sit back and hash out the coulda, woulda, shoulda. It does nothing but take my mood from bad to worse. So instead of being so negative and putting time into those thoughts I have started counting my blessings. Even walking from room to room thanking God for the things in there that make life easier. Like a bed. Seriously! So many people don’t have a place to sleep at night. When I stop to think of that it really puts things in perspective.
It’s okay mama!
We all have bad days. You are human. Just remember that your circumstances do not define you and you are able to change them.
You are not alone! I am but a contact message away!