How do you feel when your kids interrupt something important?

How do you feel when your kids interrupt something important?

That’s a trick question, your kids ARE something important. 💕

And I know it gets real easy to forget that sometimes. 😬

Here’s one trick to help make the shift from burnt out and irritable to loving and accepting:

((Did you guess it’s Pause, Breathe, Reflect??))

It’s Pause, Breathe, Reflect. ⏸💨🤔

When you’re working on something that’s stressing you out or has a close approaching deadline, then your kids come interrupt needing something that seems unnecessary to us, press pause.

⏸ Pause for just a moment, hold back the urge to release Mean Mom.

💨 Breathe, take that deep, cleansing breath before you respond out of stress, fear or anxiety.

🤔 Reflect and think about what you’re doing and what it is your kid really needs from you. Often we feel like we can’t spare the distraction, but we usually can.

Sometimes we can’t though. And it’s just that we need to ask them not to interrupt without Mean Mom doing the dirty work.

We can respond from a place of calm and peace so our kids learn to understand that our work is important right now, but they are loved and important forever. 💕💕

How do you handle when your kids can’t seem to leave you alone to work (or rest!)??

2: Showing up for Your Kids Through Burn-Out (when you can barely show up for yourself) Meant to Bloom

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.  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.  Click here for more Show Notes. Homepage: Instagram: Facebook: Happy Mom Brain Workbook: FREEBIE Mini Guide: — Support this podcast:

Published by Brittni Clarkson

Hi, I'm Brittni, author, podcaster, transformational speaker, and a mom of 3 boys, passionate about helping moms overcome the overwhelm and actually ENJOY MOTHERHOOD.

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