As we worry about the safety of our family, friends and global community, the usual mental load is now compounded with navigating empty grocery stores, neighbors in need and financial stability. And of course, it can all change at any moment.
Many of us are juggling more housework, because everyone is in the house, along with remote work and the need to homeschool our kids for the foreseeable future. It’s like a boiling pot of water on the verge of overflow.
So, how do we stay patient as our kids look to us for comfort and support? When over 200 Moms were surveyed about the impact of mental load stress, the biggest regret they expressed was impatience with their kids. There’s nothing worse that losing it in front of our kids when we’re desperately trying to hold ourselves together. But we are human, we’re doing so much & it happens.
If you’re looking for inspiration and new strategies, how about giving mindfulness a try? It takes practice but is an amazing resource you can use TODAY that helps with stressful situations. Visit http://www.momshierarchyofneeds.com and read, “Can Mindfulness & Modeling With Our Kids Overcome Impatience?” Learn how hundreds of other Moms experience impatience from the mental load and expert advice on how to incorporate mindfulness with your little ones. “