I wondered the same thing. I felt like I was in a constant state of overwhelm, frustration and misery. After my daughter was born, I suffered from postpartum depression. I had recently moved and was isolated from my friends and family. I wasn’t making any new friends and I was lonely. My depression caused me to be short tempered with my kids and husband. There were many moments that I am not proud of. I was not my best self nor the mother that my children deserved. Something had to change.
I finally decided to take control of my happiness. I was missing out on my kids’ childhoods and I didn’t want to look back on this time, 20 years from now, with regret.
After a long talk with my husband, we decided that, after a year and a half away, it was time to move closer to our loved ones. We bought a home and I have become committed to finding happiness.
Having More Joy Is Not As Hard As You Think
You can break the cycle! You can enjoy your kids again. You just need to be committed to doing it.
If you’re new hear, I suggest starting with my current series 2017- The Year Of Joyfulness, where I commit to implementing a new happiness habit each month. So far, I have Changed my mindset, started waking up earlier, and changed my eating habits. This month, I started exercising more.
I know what its like to be in that “mom funk” that you just can’t seem to get out of. To constantly feel angry and sad and every little thing gets on your nerves. I know the guilt of taking your frustrations out on your kids. You don’t want to do it, but you can’t seem to stop either. I have been there and I never want to go back to that place again. I’m sure you don’t want to go there either.
I hope you will join me in this journey to become the best version of yourself and to start enjoying life. Poke around a bit, leave me your thoughts and let’s get to know each other.
Thank you for allowing me to help you find your way!