LifeHack.org recently assigned me an article to write entitled:
15 Tips for an Overwhelmed Working Mom to Feel Better
…and so I did!
At first I was pretty overwhelmed to have to come up with 15 tips! But as I thought about it, I realized there are hundreds of ways to help our daily lives feel calmer.
So to all my dears who are juggling “too much” and feeling inadequate, remember that you are abundant. Take tiny times to celebrate all that you are and do (rather than fixating on what you lack). Easier said than done, I know.
Slowly and steadily, practice even a few of those 15 tips each day.
You will begin to calm and experience inspiration about the fullness of your own beautiful life.
Here's a glimpse of the article below – I can't republish the whole thing, but go ahead and click to read my 15 tips.
As an overwhelmed working mom, you get a lot of intelligent ideas from magazines, friends and the internet about how to manage work, children, and a household.
Unfortunately, you may still feel exhausted and insufficient at work and home despite the advice to organize, cook efficiently and pamper yourself .
How great would it be to wake up tomorrow knowing that you can begin to feel better without all of those overwhelmed feelings?
The sensation of feeling overwhelmed when you wear a lot of hats: mom, professional, household manager, partner, friend, etc. has its roots in reality. You are absolutely doing a lot of important jobs. But here’s the thing:
If feeling overwhelmed has become your knee-jerk or chronic reaction, this emotion is now literally a part of you that needs your attention so that you can move forward more confidently.
If helping yourself sounds too difficult, never fear. These tips come straight from therapy and neuroscience to hack into your nervous system. You will learn deeper ways to calm down and feel more confident about yourself, your life and your choices.