When we feel overwhelmed, it's really easy to think that there's no way out. You're stuck in a misery of your own making, or that the children or family are dictators in a sick plot twist of your own life (yes, at times, these were my thoughts in this year LOL).
When you cross this place in yourself, rather than judge yourself harshly for your thoughts, acknowledge that there is something you are missing for yourself. You have needs. You have desires. You are also the driver of that reality.
How to get back to sanity in 3 simple steps
- Choosing Joy
- Small goals
- Remembering the basics
It's really as simple as realizing what truly makes you happy. I love walking in nature and being outside as much as possible. The more I do that, the better I feel physically and emotionally. I remember that I am not a workhorse or a mother or a spouse or a sister or a friend, but a person with her own unique self who has interests that are hers, and hers alone.
If you want to start to feel more hydrated, then think of one way you can add water. Just do that for a week. See how it works. We can overcomplicate our lives and add too much all at once. Small, simple goals. See how you feel.
These are truly the only reasons we're here. We're not meant to be more complicated than this, and if we're missing one part of this vital equation, we won't feel balanced. It's a nice way to see if we're on the right track. If you're confused you can ask myself and Andrea for help! That's our role, but truly, starting these self-supports will really get you back to yourself.
Aoife Earls ND