So, lately I have just felt utterly STRESSED OUT! Since I feel stressed, I then feel tired, which means I am not getting everything done that I need to which then leads to ... more stress! Why is it that, as moms or women, we seem to think we must do it all. I have multiple things that have been leading to my stress. Some of them I have brought upon myself (certain standards of cleanliness in the house, feeling like the only one who can do certain things with the kids) and others are the bottled up kind of things. Those things that you don't want to worry other people with, so you keep it inside. I keep telling myself I just need to let it out, alas, I just can't. The worst part of it is I find myself being more short with Wildman and Sweetpea, which isn't fair to them.
Today I finally started to take a stand. I started by not worrying about upsetting some people and I extended our outing this morning. I took Wildman and Sweetpea to the park to let Wildman play. Then, this afternoon, I put my foot down and started enforcing some rules in the house that weren't being enforced (my stepdaughter is here). I just need to keep making the baby steps. I don't want to worry my husband with some of these things because he is already super stressed at work. I am also not a huge fan of confrontation, so that makes things a more stressful when it comes to parenting my stepdaughter.
I am sure all of you have some stresses. What are some things that you do to relieve that stress? Is there anything you feel the need to vent about? Vent on moms, dads, anyone!