Ok so before I get into some #realtalk I want to give BIG shoutout and a million THANKYOU kisses to these little dudes for letting me get my workout in this morning 💙💦
So, last night I had a SEVERE case of what I'm going to call 'being left at home alone with my kids' anxiety... You know that feeling after hubby is at home for a day (Anzac Day public holiday here in Aus yesterday) and your (super gorgeous) little ones have just been OOC (out of control) ALL DAY. I'm talking constant crying, tantrums and us both trying to work out if they were getting unwell or just being downright really, REALLY crazy!!! The best way to describe 'being left at home alone with my kids' anxiety is a real and intense feeling of literally being scared sh*t of my day ahead should my children dish up a repeat of the current days behaviour.
Does anyone else get like this?! It's kind of like you get all wound up about the next day before the next day has even been determined yet... Sounds silly when I put it like that - but at the time, it's REALLY overwhelming and in that moment can bring even the toughest mamas to tears... Fast forward to today and we've actually had a great day. Minimal tantrums, I've been spoilt with cuddles and we even made it through the day with NO biting or hair pulling - this is a serious MIRACLE 🙌🙌 It got me thinking about how things always seem so much worse when we let our heads invade us with these fears of the future and teasers that we simply won't cope. Why must our heads scare us like this? Why do we let these thoughts get the better or us and more so, how can we overcome them?
Lately, I've been trying to work on what can help me rather than get caught up in my fears and anxieties so I wrote a little list of things to tell myself next time I experience 'being left at home alone with my kids' anxiety in the hope I don't experience what I did last night and I'm sharing it here just in case it helps one of you too 💕😘
- Remind yourself: • my fears for tomorrow are nothing but thoughts. Thoughts are just an idea produced by thinking and are NOT in fact reality.
Cont'd in comments...