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Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

Mom

Written by Brittany F.

Do you ever go to sleep at night and wake up the next morning still feeling groggy and drained? You know that you have gotten your full 8 hours of sleep like you’re suppose to, but yet your body is telling you that you just need to go back to sleep. It makes it even worse when you know you have somewhere to be, an appointment to go to, the kids have practice or you have to go to work. By the time the day ends, you can barely stand on your feet!

You come home and the day continues. You have to cook dinner, you have to do the dishes, the kids need a bath, laundry needs to be done, the dogs need to be fed, and on and on and on. It’s like you have one of those WHOA moments to yourself, thinking how am I even functioning???

This seems to be the daily life for a mom. I love being a mom, don’t get me wrong, but man it’s hard to do. You work and you come home to work. I go through each day wondering, do I have time to do everything I need to? I go to work and think about the things I need to do at home and I go home and think about the things I need to do at work, it’s a vicious cycle.

I think that’s why a lot of women develop anxiety and most of all depression. It takes us to a whole other level, pretty much we try to be superwoman and we just can’t do it all, all the time! Being a mom is the most rewarding job possible, but it is also the hardest job too. We expect so much of ourselves and when we can’t compete with the ideas we have, it becomes a sad and scary situation. I know I have been there, I know that I have had many nights where I cry myself to sleep thinking I can’t do this, what is wrong with me? I’m doing my best and giving my all but it’s not enough. My body just needs to give in and my mind won’t let it. Having so much on your plate can be exhausting and stressful!

I don’t have the answers as to make life less stressful, but I can tell you this. Take time for yourself every day, even if it’s only 5 minutes! Take a bath, go sit outside after everyone is asleep and enjoy the warm summer evening and the sounds, read a book or watch your favorite TV show. We as moms shouldn’t feel guilty for taking time for us, but for the most part we do! I’ve learned over the past years that without that time, you will slowly fall deeper into your depression and anxiety. I know it will never fully take it away but I promise it will help tremendously then you can go back to feeling like superwoman for the next day!

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