I find myself trapped in a cycle of trying hard and then wondering if I’m trying hard enough. It’s stupid. I’m over it. It generates stress to no good end. I’m actively trying to retrain my brain for positivity: what am I succeeding at? It’s leaving more energy to enjoy my kids as well as my personal pursuits when I’m not working.
Today Sara talks about something that you probably don’t associate with mom fatigue, but is an ever-present factor in most of our daily lives: Mom shame and mom guilt. Two sides of the same coin, both of which can really deplete our energy without us even realizing it.