Dear Frazzled Mum, You may look fine on the outside but inside.... things are not what they seem. I see you and I feel it: The tightness in your chest as you catch your breath realising that you've forgotten yet another thing… The weariness in your bones from bearing the physical and mental burden of making sure everything gets done. The tension headache as your brow furrows from remembering everything on your mental to-do list… And the heaviness in your heart as you worry if
Everyone says “just practice gratitude and it will be ok.” It’s is a bit more than that… But gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Gratitude is about being thankful and having a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is key to self-care for mums. When you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, remembering what you are grateful for can trigger positive, calming reactions in your mind, body and soul.
I am reposting this again and will do every year at this time because we can all use a reminder in the rush up to Christmas. At this time of year it seems that mothers are in a pressure cooker situation. Everything seems to be more intense in every area of life. The strain between work and family is more pronounced as work increases pressure to be at work for deadlines or parties, and family wants you at home - especially the kids who bombard you with demands for gifts, food,