Overwhelm in motherhood can manifest itself in various ways, including feelings of exhaustion, irritability, anxiety, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, and trouble focusing. It may also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or muscle tension.
As a mother, it’s common to feel like your mind is constantly overloaded with a never-ending to-do list. From managing the household to taking care of your children, it can be hard to find a moment of peace and quiet.
Here are some of the things that can clog a mother’s mind:
🧠 Household chores: From cooking and cleaning to laundry and grocery shopping, the list of household chores can seem endless.
🧠 Children’s needs: From making sure your children are fed and clothed to helping them with homework and extracurricular activities, there is always something to do for your kids.
🧠 Work commitments: Many mothers also work outside of the home, which can add an extra layer of stress to their already busy lives.
🧠 Financial concerns: Balancing a budget and making sure bills are paid on time can be a constant source of worry for many mothers.
🧠 Relationships: Whether it’s managing a marriage or dealing with other family members, relationships can be a major source of stress for mothers.
🧠 Health concerns: From managing your own health to worrying about your children’s health, it can be hard to let go of the worry that comes with potential health issues.
🧠 Time management: With so many responsibilities, it can be hard to find time for yourself and for the things that you enjoy doing.
There are ways that you can relieve overwhelm
💕 Practicing self-care
💕 Setting boundaries
💕 delegating tasks
💕 Taking breaks to recharge
💕 Seeking support from loved ones
💕 Prioritising time for yourself
📓 Additionally, using organisational tools like calendars and to-do lists can help you stay on top of responsibilities and feel more in control (and get a dopamine high when you get to cross off a task!)
This in one reason we facilitate these fortnightly outdoor walks. A space to talk, connect and understand you are not alone.To join the What’s App group to know when and where the walks are taking place