Hi Mum of young ones
It's easy to see you're a wonderful mum; you're searching to make a difference for yourself and your kids. Wonder is a sign of natural brilliance, some natural light in you recognising the need to evolve beyond what brings you down. I'm glad that light has guided you here.
I feel the need to say 'Don't undersell yourself'. COVID, parenting, money, life in general and mental health are all major challenges and major triggers. While we might be able to tolerate the challenges that come with these, at some point we can easily be facing a level of intolerance that leads to the question 'How do I get through this?'
As a mum, someone who managed a household on one wage before I went back to work only a few years ago and someone who faced mental health challenges (depression) up until some time ago, I think COVID would have really triggered me if you'd thrown it into the mix of raising a young family. It's amazing how a lack can become mind altering. Wondering if you can relate:
- You can be doing your best to raise your kids through a lack of help and parenting skills. Of course, our own parents pass onto us what they know about parenting, with not all of it being good, such as 'Life and parenting are tough. Suck it up and get on with things'. A more productive mantra, 'Life and parenting are challenging. Don't suck up anything that's going to bring you down. Instead, seek to make sense of it'
- You can be doing your best to raise your self through a lack of self understanding. We are such incredibly complex creatures. Think about every specialist on the planet, that's how complex we are. There are specialists for all parts of the body and its systems, for our chemistry, for the mind and even for the soul in various ways. How much do we know compared to them? There is much to learn
- You can be doing your best to raise yourself through a lack of freedom, due to COVID lock downs. The lack of freedom to seek excitement, adventure and so on can mess with us. Freedom away from the media is so important for mental health. The media can trigger a perspective of doom, gloom and fear, bringing us down
- You can be doing your best to raise yourself through a lack of financial opportunity. Finding free or cheap resources is a challenge
Personally, I've always found a lack of inspiration to be most impacting. Without inspiration, we may never come to see all the ways in which we are doing our best, under the circumstances.
I can see the best in you :)