Do you ever feel like what you do, anything you do, is never enough?
We are moms. Moms who take care of most things in our house/family because that’s our job. Now I’m going to stereotype here for a minute. The guy’s responsibility is typically to “bring home the bacon” and the mom’s is to take care of the family. As times change these lines get blurred and even reversed. I only speak from my experience and what I have seen closely from others.
Am I taking care of my responsibility? Am I keeping up with the standard of what I or anyone else may have for me? Sometimes I feel like there’s not enough hours in the day, energy to go around and/or enough of me. My jobs include cook, maid, accountant, scheduler, tutor, referee, and the list goes on. A lot of the time, these jobs are expected more than appreciated. But we can’t be everything to everyone.
Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves to take care of everything? The world doesn’t rise and fall with us. When do we ask for help? When do we get our break? We need to be open with our families and let them know if we need help, to feel appreciated, a break, someone to talk to, or whatever you need. If we don’t take care of ourselves we won’t be able to take care of our responsibilities. We are the calm in our home. We are the nurturers. We set the tone for our home. As overwhelmed as we may get, we are not alone in our feelings. Im sure at some point in time, multiple times for me, every mom goes through these feelings and emotions.
We are strong! We can handle things! We are ENOUGH!
Who can you talk to? Who can you ask for help? Who is a part of your support group? Leave me a comment. If you need someone to talk to I am always here to listen!