Are you exhausted & worn out from all the responsibilities on your shoulders?
Are you not being the mom you always dreamt you would be?
Is every second scheduled and rushed with no room to enjoy any of it?
Is your husband getting your leftovers & your marriage isn’t where you’d like it to be?
Who You Are
You’re a woman who pushes herself constantly trying to make things look perfect on the outside and keep everyone happy. Inside, you’re exhausted and feel overwhelmed.
High priorities for you are: raising happy kids, having a strong marriage, helping others, and your faith. Just about all of those are being impacted by the constant running and pressure you feel to be a “good” wife, mother, friend, co-worker, etc.
You recognize your current way of living isn’t working for you anymore. You feel lost, frustrated and fed up… You’re ready for a change!
What Your Issues Tend to Be
You’ve given so much of yourself and your identity to others, you’re feeling a little lost. Because of the constant running and trying to keep everyone happy, You’re at a point where you’ve worn yourself out doing things you don’t enjoy and are running on empty.
Your chaotic schedule is beginning to negatively impact you, and your family. It drives you to take time away from your kids, put your husband on the back burner and completely ignore your own needs.
Trying to measure up and be a “good ________” has ruled your life. The feeling of never measuring up to your own expectations leaves a constant feeling of guilt. You’re not sure what YOU like or what fills you up anymore because you haven’t given yourself the luxury of thinking about that for so long.
You’ve been weary and exhausted for a long time, but something has changed and now you’re motivated to make a change. This might have been:
A health scare
Your marriage feels shaky or even a divorce
A negative review at work that jeopardizes your income
Feeling like you’re going to cry all the time
A negative comment from the kids letting you know you’re not meeting their kids’ needs like you thought you were
You’re a bright and creative woman so you’ve made several attempts, on your own; to make a change but nothing has worked long term.
What You Need Most Right Now
Your first priority needs to be getting a handle on your schedule. That doesn’t mean you have to cut a bunch of things. It just means getting super clear on who you are and what truly matters to you. This clarity will be a driving force behind all your decisions. You need to trust your ability to care both for your family and yourself. Creating systems and activities that nurture and care for you are essential, so you can put an end to the exhaustion.
Finding some type of balance at home, at work, with friends and within your family is necessary for you. Being able to prioritize and say “no” to things that don’t fit those priorities is imperative. This will free you up to understand what you enjoy and then want to spend your time and energy investing in. THIS is what makes you a great mom and wife!
Learning to let go of your need to be perfect and embrace who God created you to be, rather than trying to fit some “perfect” mold will allow you to break free from the destructive patterns you’ve been stuck in.
Finally, learning specific skills to create and maintain meaningful relationships with the people you love is necessary. You crave deep, heartfelt relationships with your kids, your spouse and friends. It’s time to get rid of what blocks that from happening and make those a reality in your life.
You’ve wanted all of these are things for a long time. You may have tried on your own in the past, but you just haven’t been able to keep it going for the long haul. Either life got in the way, you didn’t feel you were really important enough, or being consistent has been a struggle. Accountability and regular check ins are something you KNOW you need and want!