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But I'm Trying So Hard
Episode 159

May 18, 2021

There are moments where we question if we're doing is enough. We may find ourselves bawling at the kitchen sink, scrolling through hours of social media, or unable to accomplish our tasks because we're frozen by how we feel. Listen today to some tips on how to get through moments like this and not get stuck in these emotions.

Diana Ballard

Mom Training

But I'm Trying So Hard

Episode Transcript

The Mom Training Podcast with Diana Ballard

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   Hey, what's up, ladies? Welcome to the Mom Training Podcast. I'm going to share some insight into my own life, in this podcast, because I really feel it's something that us as moms, struggle with on a regular basis. So, my husband has been out of town for 11 weeks now. You know, pregnant, three little kids, a mini-farm, running a business, everything that goes with just normal family life, whatever else. And this last week or so, I cracked.

 

   It hit me so hard about, am I doing enough? Am I doing the right things? Am I spending enough time on my daughter's homeschool? Am I being as attentive enough in my business, or am I doing these things as best as possible?

 

   Like there are moments in our lives, as moms, where we wonder if we're doing enough. Where we're literally trying as hard as we can to take care of everything around us, to be the best mom that we can be to take care of ourselves as good as possible, to have good relationships in our marriage, and take care of like what's most important to us. But there comes a point, no matter who you are, no matter if you're ridiculously organized and highly efficient, or you're still in a learning process about strategies and how to take care of everything around you, and to run your own mind, create it design it, and instead of life running you.

 

   So, each one of us moms hits moments just like this, where we're feeling overworked, we've committed to too many things, we look around us, and maybe don't see the results that we want, and find ourselves feeling broken. Find ourselves may be feeling defeated or questioning, “What the heck am I doing?” And am I doing everything that I want to? And that's most important.

 

   So, when we don't we hit these moments of bawling at our kitchen sink, scrolling through hours of social media because we're just trying to release and let go, and move away from the responsibilities that we don't know if we're doing right. Or we're just completely unable to accomplish our task because we're just frozen by how we feel. Those are those moments that we need to be kind to ourselves. Realize it's okay for us to break down a second. And that was something I had to remind myself of, this week, is me taking a break me slowing down for a minute. Me sitting back and re-evaluating what I'm doing is not a sign of weakness but as a sign of love and strength for myself. Because I believe that each mother does the best that they can and are trying so hard to do what they can, balance out their priorities, what they've learned in their past with their learning to future. It takes a lot of work.

 

   So, I want to acknowledge that you're trying. I want to acknowledge that each day, where you try to work on things, you're making progress. And on those days where you're feeling down, when you're feeling defeated, let yourself feel. Let yourself cry. Take a moment to yourself, or two. Reevaluate what you're in, what you're doing, how you're spending your time. And in wisdom, choose what you're going to keep, and what things you might need to take off your list so that you can be in peace so that you can function at a healthy rate, and feel better.

 

   So, if you're struggling right now, I hear you, and I feel you. And there are hard times in our lives. There are times that stretch us. For me, I'm in one of those right now. And my husband will be back in four or five weeks, and I'm happy about that, but then four weeks later, we're having a baby.

 

   This is not a time for me to be harsh on myself. This is a time where a continual process to work on what's important, and what's in front of me, and what matters, as well as pushing myself to succeed, or having, having expectations and things that I'm reaching for, but realizing that I’m human. Realize that you're human. And that when you're going through a time that's stretching you, mold with it, move with it, but also give yourself enough time to rest and process in the moment.

 

   You're a good mom. You can do this. And I know that you're trying so hard. So, keep doing it. Keep trying, and have a beautiful day. And we'll see you next Tuesday on the Mom Training Podcast.