Mama, we’ve all had those low points in life, life is about having some highs, and some lows, maybe it’s been a low for a couple hours, days, weeks, maybe even years. And Mama’s Daily Dose is… the lowest points of your life, include this… Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.
We all have those low times in our lives. And sometimes they can last a couple days, and sometimes a couple years. But most of those low points all have something in common. And one of the lowest points in my life was when I had postpartum anxiety. And I was drinking. And I was just in this constant cycle of anxiety, fear, guilt, anxiety, fear, guilt, anxiety, fear, guilt, and I just kept going around and around and I felt like I couldn’t get out. And once I came on the other side, I was able to look at it with a little bit different perspective.
And looking at it, I kind of compared to other lower points in my life, and what did they all have in common? And what I found was, I didn’t have a goal, I didn’t have something I was working towards. I was just floating, I was just trying to survive. The other times I had compared it to were times I had reached a high, I achieved a goal. And then I was there. And then I didn’t have anything after. When I went to Tegionals with CrossFit, that was my goal. I worked on that hours and hours a day for years. And then we went to Regionals; afterwards, I sat around, I started drinking again, because I didn’t know what was next. I didn’t know what I wanted next. A lot of people have this. After they get married, you put in all this effort for this big event. And now you’re married. And you’re like, “Okay, what’s, what’s next? What’s, what’s going on next?” So if you’re feeling like you’re in a low time right now, or look back on some low times in your life, and did you have something you were working towards? Did you have a goal? Did you know where you were trying to go? Or were you just there, flowing and trying to survive?
Mama, your action today is to look back with some perspective on a lower point in your life. And did you have something then that you were working towards? Or were you just kind of flowing, waiting for what would come by or really just trying to survive? And there are going to be those times as a mom, where you are just trying to survive. But taking a look at it, looking at it ith perspective and being like, “Okay, I do need to put my energy and my resources into getting by right now. But what’s something small, what’s a little goal that I can work towards, what’s something that’s down that road that I have something to look forward to?” And hey, if you are loving this podcast, if you are getting a little more out of it, make sure you subscribe, and share with your mama friends. That’s how we keep this podcast going. That’s how we keep sharing all this knowledge and experience to help other moms and their kids and your kids. And it just keeps flowing down! And have a fabulous weekend and a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.
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Meghan Q Barrett is Mom Success Coach who helps mamas figure their sh*t out so they can create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt.
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