How to Overcome Mom-Brain When You're Pulled in Different Directions
8:11 am Kid 1: Hey mom, do you know where my sneakers are?
8:12 Kid 2: Mom, my laptop is about to die, can you get me the cord?
8:12 Kid 1: The dog pooped in the hallway again mom.
8:13 Kid 3: Ew, mom, I accidentally stepped in the dog poop!
8:14 Mmmmmoooommmm, my laptop just died. I need your help.
8:15 Kid 3 is spotted walking through the living room, not-so-mysterious tracks behind him.
8:15 Phone ringing...Hey hon, would you mind reviewing that report I emailed you last night? I need it by 8:30!
8:16 Kid 1: Look, mom, I found my sneakers but they got wet in the rain last night
8:16 The tears start flowing.
True Story. And unfortunately, this is not a rare event because some variation of the above happens more than I’d like to admit.
I am a cryer, let’s just get that out on the table. I’ve cried my fair share of tears over the year and really, sometimes it feels good to release the built up tension.
But I’ve learned that it does not help to wallow in my sorrow. I let myself cry it out, release the stress that I’m feeling, take some deep breaths and move on.
How many of you related to the morning I just described above? After talking with hundreds of moms, I’ve discovered that I’m not alone. Us moms get pulled in so many different directions at one time, it’s become just part of our life.
In this week's video, I share with you just some of the ways I've been able to refocus when mom-brain takes over.
And yes, I cry, but that's only part of the story. Check out the video to see what else works.
How we cope matters. I’d love to hear what you do when you are feeling stressed from being pulled in more directions than you can handle!