Would someone please give me a working definition of de-stressing your life? Especially from a mom of small children, please? I sometimes wonder how much a mom can “de-stress” her life, with all of the challenges of raising children these days. I know with Crohn’s that at times stress can exacerbate the symptoms. Great! What am I do to, get rid of all my stressors in life? Not likely.
I’m on a rant tonight. I’ll be nice, and respectful to my family, but oh I am not happy. I try and try and try to best parent my children, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to make any difference. No, I don’t have outrageously rebellious children. I just have one that has the hardest time just listening and obeying. And when some of those rules are there to keep them safe? That just sets me off. I am the mom. Part of my job is to make sure they are safe. I take that role VERY seriously. If they can’t follow the rules, how am I to do my job?
***insert big grrrrrrrrrr here***
I am praying tonight for calm and wisdom come the morning. This lesson has to stick. There is no other way.
My method for tonight of de-stressing?
A small glass of wine and maybe some valerian root before bed.