I was sleeping in one-hour increments. I was short-staffed. And I was being called upon to bring my most clear strategic, problem-solving self to a situation when I was depleted. It was the first time in my life when people who didn’t know me would say to me, ‘Are you okay? You don’t look well.’ – Leslie Forde
I was interviewed recently for @glamourmag about how I crashed from burnout after my second child was born. At the time, I felt like I was going to die. And I didn’t realize how common it was for other Mothers to experience this.
I’m grateful that those struggles led me to put self-care back into my life. And ultimately, create the Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs. To read the article, click the link in the bio/comments.