This I SO IMPORTANT! As a Mom, I know how difficult it can be just to simply take a shower and wash my hair. Not only from lack of energy/time, but anxiety and depression, as well, because they make me question myself- if I’m capable of showering without my children in plain sight.
I struggle with insomnia, so without “special medication” I cannot sleep, because I’m constantly worrying if I’m going to have enough time to do certain things the following day, or wondering what food to make my kids for lunch, or even replaying a scenario in my head that upset me.
It’s always been a challenge to put myself first. My anxiety has controlled me most of my life, and I’ve been trying to make my life better for me and my children, without feeling guilty about it.
Written and submitted by a fellow Rebel Mama.
I’ve got a guilty little secret. I say guilty because it sometimes feels like an indulgence…
Twice a week for 45 minutes, I get to sit and sip coffee and talk about myself. And although on occasion I have been known to talk to myself (there is a female genetic trade in our family for talking to oneself), in this case, there is actually someone on the receiving end listening to me.
Listening. Listening only to me. Attention undivided. Judgement held back. No rush to comment about a personal experience.
My secret is that I’m a mom in therapy. The guilty part is that it’s 90 minutes a week away from my responsibilities; away from my kids.
So, how did I end up in therapy? On the surface, I’ve got my shit together. I have two amazing children conceived with no…
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