As a working Mom, I often ask myself “is it OK to ask for help?” So often we’re expected to do all of the things, like taking care of the kids, making dinner, bring in our share of the income, all while trying to care for ourselves too. I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while now and finally decided to write down some thoughts. To be honest I’m the kind of girl that thinks she can do it all, fit all in and take on just about everything. But in reality, I take on too much, then get stressed and overwhelmed. Is this just me, or is it a mom thing? #whoswithme? It never use to get to me, but since having kids it’s gotten much harder to balance time and tasks.
Especially right now while my girls are little. They need a lot, want a lot and demand a lot of attention. Ok, that sounds kind of bad. Don’t get me wrong, they’re at the ages where they can officially play together and entertain themselves or each other. But, they still want me to watch them do this, or that and try this with them. I do and try my absolute hardest to live in that moment and enjoy every second of it.
This is such a fun age, they say the funniest things and they truly love and enjoy each other. Plus, it’s only a matter of time before it’s no longer me they’re wanting to hang out with. Before long it will be all about their friends and their social life.
But, there’s always those thoughts in the back of my head reminding me of my to-do list for work or even around the house. It’s occurred to me lately that part of the problem isn’t just me taking on things, but also not asking for help when I need it.
It’s OK to Ask For Help
This is so important to remember, because those days when you feel defeated and overwhelmed can really get to you. Just the other day I was going through things and feeling all alone and stressed while getting ready for this cross country move and just broke down. And I mean really broke down. Tears streaming down, ugly face kind of cry.
In a way it was such a huge release, it was like I finally acknowledged to myself that it’s ok. You can and need to ask for help.
So this week, I want you to acknowledge to yourself where you’re struggling, what’s causing you stress or how can someone help you. Once you identify this, ask for help!! Whether it’s a family member, friend or finding a professional to come in and help. DO IT!!
You will thank me, and yourself later…then wonder why you didn’t do it sooner because it wasn’t that hard and now it’s off your plate!
Now, Get Out There Gorgeous and have a wonderful week!
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