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Do This When You Feel Overwhelmed


Part of being a Mom is feeling overwhelmed--overwhelmed by noise, smells, proximity of other humans, clutter, time management, the realization of everything you're responsible for, and the fact that you can't just throw in the towel and quit!


Not that you'd really want to; you actually love being a mom! You love those kids, and honestly, you wouldn't trade this life for anything! But there

are moments when you don't think you can handle one more thing--you're physically, mentally, and emotionally right on the edge.


When this happens, you need to regain some sanity, stat. Here's what I recommend--this works no matter where you are:

  1. If you're in the middle of something you really have to finish, do that. If what you're doing can be temporarily put on hold, do that. Then,

  2. Go to the bathroom and lock the door--really. You're only going to be in there for a couple of minutes; take a few deep breaths.

  3. Say a quick prayer, something along the lines of "Help me, Jesus!" or "I need you!!"

  4. Quickly think through what's on for today and eliminate one thing from the schedule; for example, decide to skip the errands you had planned; decide to order pizza for dinner; skip the dance class/music lesson/sports practice just this once. Even if you get charged for late cancellation, have no milk for a day or two, or whatever, it's worth it.

  5. Splash water on your face. Remind yourself that this moment, this day, this season, will not last forever. Tomorrow you get to re-set and start over!

Once you've decided what to eliminate, move forward without agonizing over whether or not you made the "right" decision--the number one priority right now is for you to be able to get to the end of the day without crashing, not to complete your to-do list or prove you can do it all.


If you'd like help creating a more peaceful, less chaotic home, check out the course I've created for you! The 12 audio lessons you can listen to anywhere are designed to help you set priorities, get your kids to listen and obey, get them to be more respectful to you and others, and make them more happy and secure!


It includes a workbook and a whole bundle of bonuses: illustrated charts, motivational mantras, tips and suggestions for effective consequences, and much more! The title of the course is Becoming the Mom You Want to Be, and for a limited time, you can get it for 20% off the regular price! You'll want to act soon--the course also comes with 12 weekly Zoom calls with me, and the first one has already happened! The next round of 12 begins in January, 2024.


Don't let those moments of overwhelm destroy your confidence as a mom; we all have them! When they come, take charge of them--put the demands of the day into perspective, and move forward knowing a re-set is coming.


Blessings to you all!


Love,







P.S. Don't forget to check out the course!






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