“Somewhere in the middle of it all, I realized that I was nowhere on my priority list.”
As a mother, you are pulled in many directions.
Imagine your waking hours are pieces of a pie. What would be the biggest pieces? Your kids, your job, your parents. The house and the never-ending laundry. After listing everything you “have to do” each day, how much of that pie is left for you? There are times in life when the answer as simple as it is sad. None. There is no pie, no time, and seemingly no room in your life for you.
You don’t have to accept the status quo.
Many of us accept the ways things are. Sometimes, it seems like its simply part of what we signed up for when we wanted to become a mother. We feel like we don’t have time to prioritize ourselves until it gets really bad – until our anger, fear, frustration, depression, or anxiety start to impact the other parts of our lives in a way we can no longer ignore.
You deserve to be a priority in your life.
This doesn’t mean you are a bad mother or a complainer. You aren’t being selfish or self-indulgent. You don’t need to suffer in silence or continue to wake up every day simply trying to get through the day.
Therapy can help.
I help mothers recognize how much they matter. Therapy provides you with a place to sit, breathe, and focus on you. Outside of the many roles you occupy, you are still you. You haven’t lost who you are. Your goals, dreams, and aspirations still matter. Therapy is your time. In therapy you can talk about what’s on your mind, what keeps you up at night, how you feel about an exchange with your partner, or a situation with your children. You don’t need to repeat the same mistakes your parents made. You have options and you have a choice.
Don’t wait for things to get really bad to see a therapist.
You don’t have to wait until everyone is asleep to prioritize you. You are so many things to so many people. An investment in yourself is an investment in your future and your family.