This is part 2 out of a 4 part video series where I discuss overcoming depression, anxiety and feeling lonely as a stay-at-home-mom.
In this video, I ask you to consider your husbands perspective in his role as the sole provider for income in order for you to stay at home with your children full time. I also talk about taking responsibility for your happiness and being self-sufficient when it comes to your day to day experiences. I share my advice from being a stay-at-home-mom whose husband is gone all of the time because he works two jobs.
Are you a wife of someone who serves in the military? Or perhaps your husband travels for work or is an entrepreneur and their work schedule demands long hours where your spouse is never home. I totally understand your pain and suffering as most mothers battle feelings of isolation and resentment at one point or another when raising young children.
You love your spouse, I get it.
And it is not your spouse’s fault that we feel lonely. It is okay to have these feelings from time to time.
Actually, it is healthy.
It proves that we are human and self-aware of our feelings and emotions.
The key is how we overcome these negative feelings and thoughts in order to be the best mothers to our children and the best wives to our hard working, dedicated husbands.
I’ve traveled long distances (flying in an airplane across the United States) alone with two toddler kids. I grocery shop with young children alone with no assistance (stopping at multiple grocery stores). I’ve gotten my hair done alone with my girls in my lap. My life does not stop just because I do not have a babysitter or because my husband is at work all weekend. I keep going. I keep pushing.
As a mother it is our job to stay strong when we feel weak. To stay resilient when it seems like no one cares how we are doing. Because our children care. Our children are watching us and depending on us to be the examples of how to handle stress.
My children are my motivation to get back up when I feel like staying down after being knocked down…multiple times. My kids are always with me and I never get a chance to be alone. My alone time needs to be found with my kids by my side, and I’m okay with that.
I am a stronger mother because of it.
I hope you like this video. Check out the other three parts of this four part video series on overcoming bouts of depression and anxiety due to loneliness as a stay at home mom. Hopefully, you can find the encouragement you need-as I needed it at the time of recording the videos.
Comment below and let me know your thoughts on what I touched on today.
Stay strong mama- you are phenomenal,