What’s on Your Mind?

Do you have a lot on your mind? Are you constantly thinking about all the things you have to do and how you’re going to get them all done? Are you still festering over that fight you had with your husband last night? Did the kids exhaust you before they even left for school this morning?  Are you tired of your friend calling to always complain about her life? Out of milk again – when are you going to get to the store? Eeew- the cat just threw up in the bedroom – do you have time to fit in a trip to the vet?

Does any of this sound familiar?

If so, welcome to the world of being a woman!

Today’s woman isn’t just a pretty face or the silent spouse. Today’s woman is a cook, chauffeur, gardener, laundress, doctor, therapist, accountant, seamstress, referee, veterinarian, teacher, and news commentator, all rolled up into one! We can do it all, and unfortunately, expect ourselves to be able to do it all without a problem.

But sometimes, that’s just not possible. We have set the bar so high, that sometimes we are unable to achieve it all. We feel disappointed in ourselves. We failed. Then comes the negative self-talk. “You’re worthless.” “What good are you?” “Another day, another let down.”

Instead, we have to learn to say that what we accomplished is good enough. Cut ourselves some slack. Tomorrow is another day.

And another thing – let it out! Don’t bottle up all of those thoughts and feelings. Talk to someone – a friend, a stranger, a therapist, your sister-in-law. Anyone will do. If you have no one to talk to, and you’re too shy to talk to a random person, then write about it. Open a journal or grab a piece of notebook paper and let the pen start moving. All of those words and emotions that are cluttering your brain have got to get out. You’ll feel so much better when you’re done.

Try it today. It will make a difference.

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