We always judge ourselves more harshly than we would judge anyone else. We expect perfection when perfection doesn't exist. We aren't giving ourselves enough credit for all things we have accomplished, but we are hyper-focused on the things that are yet undone. And many times, we haven't set clear boundaries for ourselves.
Plus, remember that old saying, “if Momma’s happy, everybody’s happy”!! There’s real wisdom in that saying. Taking time to care for ourselves makes us better caregivers, and often brings greater happiness to the whole family. It’s a win/win.
I read the summary and tears welled up in my eyes after a few short paragraphs. "Do you feel lost" Are you alone with your anger? Are you ready to heal your wounds?" YES, YES, and YES! This is what I needed today.