"When Motherhood Is Stressful" is the topic in which all women - mothers or not, can relate! The discussion centers around what stresses we face and what we can do about them.
In our home, we strive to keep things calm and peaceful which helps things run smoothly. We have learned through the years to adapt to my husband who works different shifts. Many times he is at work when things come up - holidays, family gatherings and other meaningful events. Several events recently occurred where our kids needed to be somewhere EARLY in the morning and...he was at work! Part of our family stress can come from this, but since this is the reality of our situation, we must deal with it. Many times I must prepare myself to go alone, or be the one who has to do the job. I can stress over it, but it still must be done!
Learning to anticipate zones where stress is about to overwhelm me, helps me be prepared to face the situation calmly. At night, I get tired and little things seem to magnify and set me off. I have learned never to make decisions at night when I am tired and grumpy! I try to keep a watch over my words during this time as unkind words can fly out quickly.
Having too many things to do stresses me out greatly! I get easily overwhelmed when the house is a mess, things are due at work, there are things undone and there doesn't seem to be time to do them.
What are some stress busters for me?
My biggest stress buster is to walk. I try to take a walk several times a week. This gives me some time to myself, a way to relax and enjoy solitude if I walk by myself or companionship if someone goes with me. The fresh air and the beauty of the cool of the evening soothe my nerves and provide needed energy to finish out the day. The health benefits of walking and exercise equip me with the strength to take care of my family. It's truly a win-win situation!
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul.