Unintended Hiatus

After a long talk with my sister for much of the afternoon yesterday, a discussion with my husband last night, and talking to my mom this morning, I realize that there are some personal changes I need to make in order to stay true to my resolution of living for myself.

I have spent the last week and a half feeling overwhelmed which in turn sparked my depression to the Max. I pride myself in being the rock of my family. I feel it is my duty to put the needs of my kids, husband, and the rest of my family above my own. I have been overwhelmed because I took on the sole responsibility of planning Valentine’s gifts for my son’s kindergarten class, planning my son’s 3rd birthday party and my daughter’s first birthday party which are a couple weeks apart, and get everything finalized for my husband and my trip in 2 months. This has proven to be quite a lot for one person to handle and I have realized that I need to lean on others when things get to be too much.

On top of all this, I lost sight of why I started this blog to begin with. I did this for me. So I could live for myself. Much discussion has helped me get back on the right path. It’s not going to be easy. There are going to be many challenges and rough patches. There’s only one way to go and it’s forward. Here is my vow to not lose sight of my goals no matter how out of reach they may seem.

How do you stay on track with your short term and long term goals? What do you do to get through the rough patches?

Published by Ashleyhouck

I’m a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful angels and many fur babies.

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  1. Your article struck such a chord with me, I have been feeling the same way for the last week or so, in fact I haven’t even been able to think of anything to blog about! I have felt low and overwhelmed by some of the things going on in my life, thank you for writing about this, it’s good to know I’m not alone x

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  2. Self care is so important, yet it hard to ask others for help or to take time for yourself. This has been a journey for me coming out of depression. I am grateful that I have a few close friends who constantly ask me if I’m taking time for myself, if I am doing enough to recharge. This encouragement helps relieve the guilt.

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    1. I don’t exactly have that kind of support. My mom and sister lecture me on the importance of self care, but I do not have the luxury of time to myself. My husband is a wonderful man and a great father but he was raised much differently than I, so he sees caring for the children as the mother’s job and doesn’t seem keen on changing his ciews

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  3. Thank you for being sharing and being so transparent in this post. I also am a stay at home mother and deal with bouts of depression, some days it can be hard just to get up and get going. But nevertheless, I know that it is worth getting up and moving forward and find peace with personal devotional and prayer. However, I have no doubt you will accomplish all the tasks in front of you as you lean on others for support. I also wanted to say thank you for deciding to follow me on my blog as well. I look forward to reading more of your post.

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  4. It is hard to see how you can get out of hard times when you are in one. But I think it mostly naturally starts getting better, though it might be long. To speed up the natural process, I find little things to make a big change. For example, I go to cafes to study and sometimes even escape people. If I say it that way to myself, I build up anger. But when I say ‘I am doing this because I am rewarding myself with some alone time’, then it becomes more positive although I do the same things in the cafe. So, for me, re-wiring the intentions makes a change.

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      1. I said this because recently, I have experienced one of the hardest times I have so far and am only now recovering. And this is the only thing that is working so far. I hope it is going to help you too!

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