The Emotional Rollercoaster of Motherhood - Episode 34

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We are addressing this topic because I think it is easy to believe we personally have the worst lives possible. I mean we know others have it worse than us but it’s easy to want to throw a pity party and think others have it easier than us. That other Moms must not be going through the thick of things like we are. It’s easy to believe you must be the worst mom out there when you have a mom fail, misstep or child screaming they hate your guts. We want you to take a different approach. Today we are going to go through a self reflection of the top 5 emotions(both good and bad) that we each feel as Moms on the daily. We are going to go through the emotion, explain the scenarios in which we feel this emotion creep in and what we plan to do the next time the emotion creeps in. In short,  If its an emotional state we don’t feel comfortable in, we’ll figure out a way to get rid of it. If it’s a state we enjoy to be in, then we’ll look at how we can ride the happy state a little longer. After this episode, I’ll chat with you about a challenge I have for you to do a similar exercise. 

Emotions

  1. Anxious or Panicked
  2. Overwhelm
  3. Elated or Happy 
  4. Surprised or Confused
  5. Bossy
  6. Pride
  7. Fear or Worry
  8. Hostile
  9.  Joy
  10.  Confused

What we can do for a successful rollercoaster ride

  1. Recognize the emotion - 
  2. Embrace it for what it is (It is OKAY to feel the way we feel - but we’ve got to find a way to change our mindset when the emotion comes knocking)
  3. Attach it to a situation(s) where the emotion tends to run HOT
  4. Assess what this emotion does for you if it is positive, then how can you be more present and create a similar mindsetmore often in your day to day. If it is a negative emotion, how can you change your mindset and create a more empathetic and curious mindset when problems or situations arise. How can we do all things with love. 

Notable QUOTES 

“It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.” -anonymous 

A real mom: Emotional, yet the rock. Tired, but keeps going. Worried, but full of hope. Impatient, yet patient. Overwhelmed, but never quits. Amazing, even though doubted. Wonderful, even in the chaos. Life changer, every single day. -Rachel Martin 

“Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. - Dennis Kimbro

 

There are a lot of times in life when we can’t control all that happens to us. We can’t control the adversity. The only thing we can control are these emotions. So, I hope that we were able to give you some emotions and situations that feel familiar to you in your own life and provided a few ideas on what you can do to ensure you are having a receptive mindset and insight into situations instead of a reactive one. Because typically, these wild emotions come when we are being REACTIVE to a situation instead of receptive.