When half of your time is spent wiping butts and the other half is invested in growing your business – I get you. The two most important things in life: my family and my business.
Oh, and myself.
Some of the time.
When you get wrapped up in literally taking care of your entire world, it’s easy to forget about yourself. Especially when you’ve been working all day, and come home to tiny feet running around the house followed by, “Mommy, I want a snack.”
As soon as you walk through the door, mommy mode kicks in. Taking care of kids, dishes, laundry, and your regular pick-up everything on the floor routine. You hustle until it’s bedtime stories, and kisses good night. And once they’re tucked in bed, you’re left wondering what to do with the little energy you have left.
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“Oh, I’ll take a shower in the morning instead.”
“Did I seriously forget to eat dinner tonight AGAIN?”
We’re investing all of our energy into our careers, our lifestyle and children, and are in total “give” mode. The truth is, being selfless is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a curse.
We become so “selfless” that we give, give, give and give some more until we have nothing else left. Nothing for ourselves, nothing for our kids, nothing for anything or anyone else. Then we break down.
The breakdowns look something like this:
Zoning out when life is vibrantly happening all around you.
Laying on the couch (or in bed) all day because you just. can’t. deal.
Avoiding everything and everyone.
Feeling like things will never get better.
Feeling like you’re worn thin (because you are).
Not having interest in things you love, because your brain is pretty fried from overload.