What do you do to reign it in and get back on track on days where you feel overwhelmed?
My son was in a crash a couple of weeks ago, has compound fractures, on crutches, in wheelchair. I get him a kitten to cheer him up. The kitty is now having seizures, my 3 year old is feeling neglected, my son is stir crazy and sore, hubby works 12-14 hr days. Normally I take it as it comes and we just put one foot in front of the other, but today I just want to curl up in a ball and cry... I'm tired, I'm stressed, I'm angry and I feel like I can't catch a break lately. What can I do to pull myself out of this tailspin my family needs me strong?
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Wow, sounds like you have had a terrible run lately and definitely have your hands full. I would suggest trying to find some "Me" time. Go shopping, or to a day spa or even just to a park and lay there in the sun and read a book. Something that pulls you away from all of that and allows you to unwind and find your feet again. You could try hiring a babysitter for just even an hour so the kids are cared for but you are able to get back up again.
No one is perfect and we all need these times so don't feel guilty about it. To be the best parent you can be, we need mum times to. Good luck
When you have a relationship with God, he never lets you feel overwhelmed for long. I rarely ever get negative on myself even when things are going horribly. I was married to an abusive drug addict for 15 years. He's clean now and I left him a year ago and had to leave my children with him because I had nowhere to go. I had no car, no money, no job. Had to stay at a battered women's shelter (for good reason, although it was more mental abuse) in a town over 30 miles from my home where I knew nobody. I had to completely start my life over. I'd been a stay at home mom for all those years, I had a job within a week and a half of being gone, had to take the bus because I had no car, but it was extremely hard. I had no idea how to work a full-time job and pay bills. I'd never had to do that my entire life. Plus I had to go days without seeing my chilren who are my world!! But him and i being together was worse, so I made the right choice, as difficult as it's been. But I have a relationship with God and He never lets you down. I'm sickeningly positive and if/when I do feel anger or sadness, it doesn't last long because everything happens for a reason and God is pointing me in the right direction. Success and happiness don't happen overnight, EVER!! Just pray and believe that no matter what happens, it's God's will. Don't focus on the negative because you psychologically set yourself up for failure. Be positive about everything!
I'm so very sorry to hear about your son, I can't imagine the pain and grief you're feeling. And don't take this the wrong way because I don't want you to think I'm being insensitive, but you have to suck it up and stay strong for your family. Put a smile on your face even if you don't want to. That will help your family feel better, knowing that the rock of the family is doing ok, then they can do ok too. It's ok to be sad and cry and lean on each other, that's what families are for, but you have to try to live your life regardless of what's going on. Keep busy, don't allow your mind to control you and your feelings. Take it day by day, that's all you can do. Cherish every moment you have with your loved ones, don't waste that time asking "why me?", that doesn't help them OR you.
I wish you the best sweetie. Maybe the kitty is just trying to take away some of your sons pain, by feeling it himself. God is myserious:)
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