I’m a stay at home mom that gets overwhelmed easily. And I have found one trick that usually helps me in the middle of the day when I’m ready to pull my hair out… A good old fashioned nap.
I’ll go ahead and admit it. My house gets dirty. You’ll occasionally see a ball of dog hair roll across the floor, a sink full of dishes, diaper laundry that needs washed, toilets that need scrubbed, and laundry that needs folded and put away. But some days, I look at these messes and I want to either pull my hair out for letting it get that far or go curl up in a corner and cry. I get overwhelmed. I get moody. I get depressed. I want to be the best mom I can be to my kids every day and every minute that I can be. I can’t be the best mom when I’m overwhelmed and wanting to break down over chores that need done or food that needs made.
I take a nap. Even if there’s laundry on my bed and neighborhood kids playing loudly outside. I drown those kids out and I scoot over that laundry to my husband’s side of the bed. I lay there and just drift off into a happy place. My kids are taking a nap in the next room and I take my time. Whether they give me 30 minutes or an hour, I know every minute will count. When I wake up, I feel ready to tackle the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. I feel less stressed, happier, and ready to be super mom again. Naps are amazing!! <3