It’s normal to be tired at the end of a long day, but as a mom, you’re exhausted. Maybe so exhausted that sleep comes the moment your head hits the pillow.
Sometimes being tired means more than physical fatigue.
It’s like having the entirety of your being drained, your life sucked out of you from the time you get out of bed to the moment you climb back into it.
This kind of tired can’t be fixed by eight hours of sleep. It might temporarily get a bit better, but it comes back the next day, holding you down like a giant weight.
You can be tired like this from almost anything.
Emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion can dominate life after a couple of stressful weeks at work or when everyone at home seems to be on edge.
Heck, it can be a result of any of the countless disappointments life likes to throw our way.
This will pass.
There are days you feel alone in this struggle, but I promise you aren’t.
There are so many people in the world who understand.
There’s somebody in the same room or just down the street who feels the same type of pain and fights it, just like you do.
The moment you open up and show your feelings, you free yourself from the burden of loneliness that can so easily isolate people.
By no means do you have to tell anyone your life’s story, but just talking about things will make a huge difference.
It’s the perfect tool, really.
When you feel alone in a losing battle, the battle instantly becomes a billion times harder to fight. You’re tired, no one is there to help, and you give up.
Please do not give up. You will only prove everyone who doubted and hated you right. You will fuel your own self-torture.
You will make yourself miserable and none of it will be worth it.
What is worth it is continuing to get out of bed every day and doing whatever you can.
not about trying to be a superhero mom or conquering the world, it’s
about taking things one step at a time and working even when you don’t
see the point.
You’ll be glad you did.
Life is tiring and sometimes it gets to be too much. There are stressful situations we never anticipated.
When something is going on with your kids or husband, you can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out how to help.
Sometimes you’re exhausted all day but fail to get a wink of sleep because your mind’s too busy running in circles.
Keep getting out of bed, even if that’s as much as you think you can do. Don’t be ashamed to take a nap or ask for help.
Remember that infant, toddler, and childhood days pass by quickly and soon you’ll be pining for the baby cuddles you have now – exhaustion and all.
Keep pushing. When you hear your child’s laugh and see their smile, you’ll remember that all the exhaustion is worth it.
Things will calm down eventually; the chaos will subside.
Remember, a beautiful house isn’t built in a day, but over weeks and months of labor, brick by brick. I pray my words help build you up.