During my kids toddler days I was wound pretty tight.
My perfectionist was driving the bus all.the.time.
I tried so hard to be GREAT at everything, but felt like I was failing at everything.
Stressed & overwhelmed doesn’t really even scratch the surface. I felt...
* Terrified that my boss would say I had to go back full time so I kept taking on more projects to prove I could more than keep up. Only I was drowning & couldn’t say anything.
*Exhausted from doing what I thought I should be doing with & for my kids without considering what I enjoyed. They got an irritable, pissy mom which was the opposite of what I wanted.
*Resentful when they wouldn’t take a nap because that was the only time I could justify taking a minute to myself.
That’s why it was such a surprise to me when my youngest Laurel (who is 17) told me recently that she thought her teen years & our relationship is so good because
It made me feel a mixture of joy & shame.
My pursuit of perfection clearly impacted my family enough that my then elementary school kids felt it or at least knew the difference when it was better.
They saw me constantly running around, stressed about getting out the door & on to the next thing.
Wrestling with guilt about friends who shuttled them while I worked
Struggling to do, say, or be the right thing.
Complaining about meetings I didn’t actually want to go to-but still went.
Feeling guilty when I took a minute to myself because I didn’t understand then that I’m an introvert & downtime is vital for me to recharge.
I just thought there was something wrong with me!
I always thought there was something wrong with me.
There isn’t anything I can do about the past.
Instead I’m focused on the joy that comes from solid relationships with my daughters now because I chose to put in the work & live my life differently.
Everything is just so much easier.
Am I just lucky?
Hell no! I put in the effort!
Ease & joy aren’t reserved for some super secret special group.
I’m not special! I promise.
You can have it too!
I want you to have it-because life is so much better when we’re not overwhelmed.
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If I could leave snapping at my kids hourly & stress eating over just about everything behind...what’s possible for you?