I’ve heard it from all over.
I’m having a flat week.
I’m feeling blah.
I’m in a slump.
Are we surprised that along with the ups in life come the downs?
Mothers don’t get a lot of time for themselves and that can be intensely frustrating. That feeling that you are on a treadmill, wasting energy, but just not getting anywhere.
The trick is not to let it mean anything. (I’m not talking about depression here, I’m talking about the ebbs and flows of life). Don’t let it drain colour from your life for too long.
You can observe this feeling but don’t delve into it (like I sometimes do) questioning Why? Why?Why? I’m so happy, my life is amazing – you can end up getting angry at yourself.
My husband often laughs when I say I don’t know why I’m upset, I just am. I don’t think men were quite put together the way women are.
If you observe the feeling, let yourself lean into it, and then let it go – you can dust yourself off and get on with things. Sometimes if you try and find a reason for feeling this way you can think yourself into a terrible state 🙂
There are thousands of reasons that you can be feeling down:
You have broken sleep
You’ve been stuck in the house too long with sick kids
Your children are not being as easy going as usual 🙂
You’ve been eating crap food (this goes nicely with stuck in the house)
It’s hormone related
You’ve been super busy and your body needs you to slow down and connect with it
But us Mothers are pretty tough. We need to be and we have a myriad of tricks up our sleeves to make ourselves feel better. Mine are:
Crying for no reason at all
Mantras (I have an amazing life; I am strong; I am beautiful and happy; I love my life)
Smile for no reason (or every reason)
I would love to know yours; please leave your tips for other Mama’s in the comments