It happens to every mom.
Exhaustion is threatening to overcome you, but there’s just that one more thing to do. It’s a little something I call…
The Burned Out Mommy Season
It’s something each of us experience, but rarely talk about. Is it because of the fear of being seen as weak? Or is it our pride? I don’t know, but today I’m going to talk about it.
As I am typing this post I’m suffering from Burned Out Mommy Season.
I can pin point when it happened to me.
The realization that this past school year we missed speech therapy. Things I had hoped for didn’t happen which resulted in more work for me over the summer.
I have a foot injury on top of a my daily aches and pains.
My kids have had one injury or sickness after another.
But, a message that I keep hearing from God and other people is – rest.
So today I am sharing some of my tips for this tough season.
Recently I opened my prayer journal to the last entry to find it was way back on May 30. Ouch! No wonder why I’ve become irritable, grouchy, angry and frustrated. I haven’t been spending time with my Father. My first action is to start doing this again and making it a top priority in my day.
Start doing things that bring joy back into your life. The extra “stuff” can easily take over the things that give you joy. One of the things that fills me with joy is crocheting. I love to sit and just work on a project. Yes, my crochet has been neglected recently, too. Most of all, it brings me joy to see children wearing my projects.
Enjoy Your Children
This is one area of life that I can miss the boat on. I’m so busy thinking about the next therapy session or reading up on brain development or dealing with a temper-tantrum that I forget to just enjoy my children today. Plan an activity with your children that is relaxing. Recently we took our children out to a movie and ice cream and it was one of the best times we’ve had in a while.
Tell a co-worker or a friend. I usually bottle it up inside of me but this time I let a follow blogger and some close friends know. It helped so much because they encouraged me in the areas that needed it.
Remember if you’re going through a hard season of parenting, you are not alone.
We can do all things through Christ alone!