Lots of moms are feeling the pressure from all sides. And a big part of the pressure is US wanting to do it all, to feel as capable as we were before our babies came along. But there's also an often unspoken, insidious belief that we should be able to keep all the balls in the air and say yes to everyone's requests, like a good, caring person.
I started to question my beliefs about how I should be showing up in my new role as mother-wife-business owner-friend-human. Is this belief of needing to keep all the balls in the air stemming from an internal place? Or is this a societal belief?
Should I be asking for more help? How do I even begin to do that when it's a new and foreign skill I've yet to master?
If you've ever looked at your running shoes gathering dust at your front door and thought 'I don't have the energy for a workout right now' then this post is for you.
If you've ever watched other people in your life exercise regularly and thought 'how on earth do they have the time?' then this post is for you.
The more I embraced my inner introvert, the happier I was. I had more energy when I was at work and with loved ones when I had spent some time alone in the days previous. I also had significantly less resentment towards my husband when I told him what I needed rather than wishing he would just understand what being an introvert was like.