Motherhood is constant. It doesn’t stop when you need a break. And while we are not always in control we do have influence. Do we react with denial/inattention during those times we badly need a break? I know I do.
Sometimes it works, and inattention at the moment was the best, but most times it is not ideal.
Do I really need a break, or do I just need to stop my negative thoughts and just do what I know I should be doing? Do I do my best to take care of myself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, cutting back on the unnecessary, and getting support, so I can react well? I know, it’s easier said than done, but we can give it our best.
I am realizing just how big a responsibility motherhood is. But I am realizing it comes with joys just as big, if we’re paying attention.
What has helped you the most in managing the constant demands of motherhood?