Surviving burnout and depressive episodes isn’t easy, but it’s possible and it’s worth it. In today’s episode I’m sharing how I get through the rough patches in motherhood.
2: Showing up for Your Kids Through Burn-Out (when you can barely show up for yourself) – Meant to Bloom
For starters, let it be easy. Drop the guilt over lowering your expectations and conserve your energy so you can focus on what’s really important in your life.
Prioritize connection with your kids during this time. So what if laundry is piled in the kitchen sink and the dishes are on fire. Focus on family and love when you’re totally over being overwhelmed. Watch Disney movies, play games, hide away in a blanket fort.
Share your struggles with your kids. You don’t have to tell them everything, but you can be honest with them and tell them you aren’t feeling great and that it’s okay. Sometimes we can’t show up for people the way they need us to, but it doesn’t mean we don’t love them. Show them how you heal, so they will know how to heal too. Break the generational curses. It ends with you.
Talk about mental health with your kids, so they understand that it’s okay to talk about mental health. Sometimes burn out is more than burn out – reach out for professional help if you’re struggling with depression. BetterHelp is an amazing resource for speaking with a licensed therapist.
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