For The Weary Mom

Just a little bit of encouragement for the weary mom. ♥

Just a little bit of encouragement for the weary mom. ♥

Just a little bit of encouragement for the weary mom. ♥ I love being a mom, but wow, it is a trying job.  Baby wants to be held, older child wants food, laundry is piling up and the clutter is mocking me!  I can easily get overwhelmed, feel fatigued and not know what to do next. Sometimes when I’m in a funk I find myself spacing out.  For example, my three year old will be talking to me, I’m staring at him not responding but instead I’m thinking about my to do list, or contemplating life… or something.  All he sees is a blank stare, and no verbal response.  Thank goodness children are so forgiving!  He’ll just repeat himself, “MOM!” I know I’m not alone, and I know we all need encouragement.  I wrote this post for both of us so that we will have ideas of how to wake up and get out of our funk!  Yes, motherhood is hard and not really what I expected, but that doesn’t mean that we should be unhappy and discontented throughout the experience.  Here are some things I have found helpful to really feel connected and get out of that funk!

take a hot shower

get outside

changing out of pjs

putting shoes on

listen to music loudly and sing along

turn off the computer/phone

take your vitamins

stop and be thankful

drink a glass of cold water

take a nap

go to bed early or on time

eat a healthy snack

read a quick snippet from your bible/book you’re reading

do an exercise video with the kids

encourage someone

hug and kiss… and linger

be silly and find something to laugh about

dance!

So, there are my ideas.  I figure if we do a few of these every day life will be more fun and rich.  What are some simple, quick things you do to “snap out of it”?

Love,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Comments

  1. 2

    Jenny says

    Great ideas!
    Getting out of my pjs is a huge one for me. It’s just recently sinking in that this is a problem. I do feel much more like a real person when I have actual clothes on. Getting some fresh air always helps too, even if it’s too cold to go outside.

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    says

    I adore your blog & this post. We live in the middle of nowhere and have no means of leaving our property when my husband goes to work everyday – so 24 hours a day on average 6 days a week straight on the same plot of land in our tiny little house can get a little claustrophobic for me and our 3 year old rock star daughter. We do try, weather willing, to get outside for at least 2 hours a day, sunshine helps with the momma blues for sure. Im 19 weeks now with our second (a boy yay!) so I will be honest and say not everyday I get out of yoga pants but I will try the other tips you’ve listed for sure! Thank you!!!

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