If you're a Mother, you'll know all the different roles you have to play in order to juggle everything from work life, family life, and relationships. It's never easy, and although you may put on a brave face because, well, that's just what you do - it's important to know that you're not alone. When times get tough, and you start to feel overwhelmed, it's okay to take a break and ask for help! That doesn't make you weak or a 'bad Mother' - it makes you a human being.
So if you feel like you're barely able to stay above water - it's time to take a load off. Here's how you can do that.
Washing is one of them things where no matter how much you get done, there's always a new pile that forms, and there's only so much that you can get through without having a nervous breakdown! It's a never-ending cycle. So instead, take your things to the laundrette. It's not expensive, and you can take as many bags full of washing as you need - there's always a machine available. You can even get it dried straight after so you don't have to worry about hanging things up on the line after.
They say a messy home results in a messy mind, and this is true, hence why we clean it almost every day to make sure that it looks pleasant and welcoming to walk into after a long hard day at work. But sometimes, that's the extra topping on the cake. If you feel like it's time to take a step back - do it. There are plenty of home cleaning services that offer a range of professionals to come in and give your entire home a spring clean. They thrive off giving an exclusive service of deep cleaning while being efficient and friendly throughout.
Cooking can be very therapeutic at times, working as a stress reliever while allowing creativity to take place. Having said that, if it's forced on you while you're tired, cranky and starving, it doesn't have the same effect - so have a night off once in a while. That could be by eating out, ordering takeout, or even asking your other half to step, or inviting a friend round to help you. For us women, if we can do it ourselves - we will. But it's important to let others step in, and if that means having them fry up something nice for you and the children... So be it.
Of course, having children is one of the best jobs in the world, but we all need a break before we get run down - we're useless like that. So call a close friend or family member to pick them up for school tomorrow so you can have a rest. Or ask your parents to take them for the weekend so you can have a lie in and a chill day. You'd be amazed at how just one night of nothing can restore your energy completely.