Day 5, woohoo! Today we talk about talking.
Being a mom can be really lonely and isolating. And when I am feeling that way, I tend to pull back even more, which hurts how I interact with everyone, including my family. I don’t ask for help, I don’t laugh as much, my over thinking spikes and I end up a wreck (which usually ends in tears).
But when I allow myself some time with people – to laugh, to vent, to watch trashy tv and drink cheap wine – that loneliness and the junk that comes with it melts away. Time is best spent physically with people but today doesn’t always allow for that. A text, a facetime, they can have the same melting impact.
We need solid friendships that are deeper than the surface stuff. People that can see through your crap and aren’t afraid to ask you a tough question. And we need to be that same friend to someone else.
Open a bottle of wine, watch a cheesy movie, bring a box of oreos…doesn’t matter when, where or how, but get with people that you can let your guard down with. Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly, and mostly LAUGH. Laugh a lot.
I’d be lost without my girls, they re energize me and bring me back to life.
Call one up, send a text or a group me and get a night on the calendar with the girls.
Side note…as I was writing this, the amazing Shelly Levine from Live Love Flourish posted a video on asking for help. This is another way we need to open our mouths when we’re struggling. Watch it here and hear from Shelly in a special #MomTested post soon!