This is the last post in the series of tips for busy moms to help you keep your sanity. If you haven’t yet, make sure to go back and check out the previous weeks posts.
Let me start out by saying that as much as we all feel that we can do it all – we can’t! You may go through periods of time where you feel super-human, have lots of energy and feel like you can accomplish all the things on your to do list on top of taking care of little humans. However, there is only so long you can go, go, go until you eventually crash.
Asking for help is something that I personally struggle with Big Time! When it comes to my responsibilities – I am a perfectionist control freak. In the last year, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that if I want to stay sane – I have to put my pride aside, let go of my control issues and ask for help.
I don’t like it, but I do it. I do it because I’ve experienced what burn out does to me and to my family – and it’s not pretty. I become irritable and inpatient with my kids and my husband, I stop enjoying the little things in life, my sleep gets affected, I want to turn back to emotional eating, I basically turn into a completely different person – a person I don’t like very much.
You may be in a situation where maybe you don’t have a lot of people to turn to, to ask for help or can’t afford the help that you need. This is where your mindset comes in. If you open yourself up to the possibility of receiving help – the Universe will align the stars to make sure you get what you need. But you have to be open to it, you have to attract it.
There are so many resources out in the community. Even as simple as making a post in a local Facebook mommy group. I’ve seen it happen, women posting asking for help and multiple strangers reaching out and offering it. Because we have all been there and it truly does take a village.