Many moms I work with or speak to have this number one go-to emotion in their motherhood: overwhelm.
Did you know that EVERY thought is optional? Did you know that EVERY emotion is optional? Now, that doesn’t mean it’s so easy to choose otherwise, or to change your default (it’s not easy, but it’s 100% possible).
But what it DOES mean is that overwhelm is not “just the way it is as a mother.” We very often just decide that something just IS this way.
“Motherhood is just exhausting.”
“You’re doomed to lose your sanity.”
“There goes all your personal space.”