How you feel is more important than you think. Mom-guilt, mom-anxiety, and mom-... (fill in the blank) is draining you down.
But your emotions can also become the source of your energy.
You can impact your baby's wellbeing and relationships in your life in a more positive way.
How to keep yourself from worrying too much and feeling exhausted every day? You don't need extra time, nor to change yourself. It's not your infant/ toddler or your work, making you all that frazzled...
It would help if you started taking yourself and your EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE seriously. We'll teach you how to do it on-the-go to fold it into your new mom's life (or toddler mom's life or both).
BUT there is more than just coping skills that you need to master to reduce your stress.
To get your mom energy back and sustain it so you can parent like yourself (not your zombie, frazzled, impatient alter-ego), you need tools. You need to be able to: identify, prevent sneaky leaks (ways in which you expend your energy without noticing), and amplify your vitality using the power of your emotions.
We want you to do less, trust yourself more, and choose how you use your attention and energy instead of going on autopilot and running yourself to the ground.
There are two sides to it: nurturing and protecting your battery - we call it the Exhausted Mom Revive system.
And you know very well that how you feel directly impacts your baby's developing brain and body. So you being the nurturing mom is the best investment in your child's future success and health.
It's not only possible, even if you have zero time for yourself. It's something you and your kids deserve. It's your birthright to be happy and to thrive. When you shine, everyone around you is lifted.
Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn