Let's pretend your emotional energy is a bank account.
All day long, you
're making withdrawals...
- 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬
- 𝘎𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥
- 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦
- 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳, 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘺, 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦, 𝘦𝘵𝘤, 𝘦𝘵𝘤, 𝘦𝘵𝘤.
By the end of the day, you're lucky if you're not over-drafting on emotional energy.
Actually, let's be f*king real. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞!
Those times where you feel edgy or crabby.... that's not you being a B or a bad Mom. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
The reality is, you can't keep running your emotional bank account low while expecting so much of yourself without eventually hitting a wall.
That wall might be getting sick... or getting in fights... or getting burnt out completely.
While the demands of your life might not change anything soon, you have to prioritize the things that will "deposit" emotional energy back into your account.
Things like exercise, self-care, and time to yourself.
In the moment, yeah, doing these things might feel selfish.
But you have to ask yourself, how do you keep showing up when you're emotionally overdrawn?
Because I know for a fact that if you invest even 30 minutes a day making deposits by working out or taking time to yourself, you will gain more than double that in quality time with your family.
When you're with them, you're actually present.
If this is you, and you're struggling to make this happen... it's time for a change.
𝘚𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱.