There are many reasons moms are overwhelmed. You're not just "Mom", you're also a human being, and sometimes those two things can feel like they're at odds with each other. You might have kids who need you, finances that need managing, past emotional traumas still haunting your every move, abandonment issues from childhood that still make it hard to trust anyone else… the list goes on.
I know that sometimes, you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and all you can think about is how much you need a break. You’re sick & tired of trying to do everything right, tired of worrying about money, work and all the other things that come with being a mom—and you just want to throw up your hands and say "Enough already!" But then you remember your kids still need you—that they depend on you for their very survival—and it all comes rushing back in again: the responsibility, the stress, the worry…
Does this sound familiar? Well I'm here to tell you there is hope! There are ways to make life easier for yourself without sacrificing anything important or compromising your ability to be an amazing parent. Here are some tips for managing your responsibilities so that they don't manage YOU:
-Caring for kids is one of the most rewarding things in the world—and also one of the hardest things. You want to give them everything they need and more… but somehow it never seems like enough. The first thing to remember is that they don't really NEED anything material—they just want it! So if you find yourself feeling like you're falling short on giving them what they need (and not just what they want), try shifting your perspective. Think about these questions:
-Are you in a space where you want to give them material things or do you feel you would like to connect with them on an emotional level?
-What practical ways can make your choice happen that makes you feel good about it?
I know all too well how money can make you feel. If you had negative experiences with money in the past it can affect how you emotionally handle your finances now. A poverty mindset leads to splurging on unnecessary purchases and spending on wants instead of prioritizing needs just for the thrill. If not addressed frivolous spending can leave you unprepared for life's emergencies which will put added stress on you. Consider these questions:
-What is my relationship with money? Does it feel good to have it? Am I scared to have it? Am I stressed that I don't have enough of it?
Am I covering my family's basic financial needs? If not how can I adjust to ensure I'm doing better?
3. Emotional Wellness
Emotional Wellness is the ability to successfully handle life's stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. In order to find balance consider filling these cups for yourself:
Self worth- the internal sense of being good enough and worthy of love and belonging from others.
Self Esteem- the internal sense of being good enough and worthy of love and belonging from others.
Emotional Vulnerability- involves the process of acknowledging your emotions, especially those that are uncomfortable or painful.
Optimism- hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
Check out my podcast, Transforming with Tasha G. to hear me go into detail on ways to take care of you unapologetically while learning ways to protect your peace and energy.
Incorporating self care into your daily life helps you embrace ways to manage your emotions & responsibilities better. Life will continue to have times that are overwhelming and finding outlets to reset, take your power back, and confidently admit when you need help, support & accountability on your journey through life.
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