I love sharing the blogs I love to read and this week I’m spreading the love to Mother Honestly. This blog post hits on feeling overwhelmed as a mom and I love the points the author shares with us on how to keep the overwhelm at a minimum.
At some point as an entrepreneurial momma, you will become overwhelmed. Know that it’s OK and you’re not alone. Often overwhelm is treated like this dirty little mom secret, like it’s a weakness to feel overwhelmed and like you did something wrong.
Because of the nature of our fast-paced lives just know at some point you will feel the burn of overwhelm. What will help you avoid it or not be stuck in it as long are the systems and tools you have for your recovery. Also, your knowledge of self and how you operate is going to be important to your recovery.
What I’ve Learned From Feeling Overwhelmed
Even the most uncomfortable of feelings has a lesson attached to it. Even though I will probably never become a pro at completely kicking overwhelm out, with each time I become a little more aware of when it’s coming and a little better at getting out of it.
- How did I get here?
- How do I get back on track?
- What did I learn?
Asking myself these questions keeps me from beating myself up for too long and drive me to find a solution to make it better.
What Mother Honestly Taught me About Feeling Overwhelmed
This blog post was an eye opener for me..yes me about feeling overwhelmed. The author lets us know that as moms because we have 10,000 things coming at us at one time that the feeling of overwhelm will hit us at some point.
She invites us to lean in versus beating ourselves up for “getting behind” or not being able to handle it all.
There are eight principles that she addresses in the post that will allow you to move through overwhelm and keep it from visiting as often.
- Remember you’re not alone
- Know and honor your limits
- Pay attention to your self-talk
- Remember people aren’t mind readers
- Practice sincerely nourishing self-care
- Take small frequent breaks
- Reconnect to your values
- Sink into the moment
Although I teach many of these principles it’s always good to have a reminder.
I have shared the article with you below, I’d love to hear what your takeaways are and which principle you’re gonna tackle first.
You're in the thick of it. Cranky toddlers. Dirty diapers. Dirty dishes. Drop-offs and pick-ups. Tween and teen tantrums. Homework. And laundry and running late. Long work to-do lists, and 1000000 unread emails. And you're officially overwhelmed. This is und
Feeling Overwhelmed No More
Hopefully, this post has given you some quick and simple principles that you can begin to work into your life.
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Over to you
In the comments section below share which principle you’re going to try out first to reduce or eliminate feeling overwhelmed in your life.
Until Next Time
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