When I showed up to film this episode of Mom Minute, I was not prepared for this topic of depression to be suggested by a viewer.
Depression is real, and should never be taken lightly. I have seen it in both sides of my family, as well as in some really good friends.
In this episode, I talk about how I myself will take a “mental health day” from time to time when life seems mundane, a day in which I really try to be kind and patient with myself. Being a mom is not an easy responsibility, one of the hardest tasks on earth.
Sometimes we need to care and love ourselves a little before things pin out of control. It basically comes down to, “How can we help our children, when we can’t help ourselves?”
I make it a goal to get 1-2 things done on that day, and then build up from there. I find that it gives me a sense of accomplishment that had been missing, which gives me a greater desire to do better the next day.
Later on in the episode, I also talk about the need to see a doctor or health care professional when one feels that she cannot get out of a rut. A doctor will have various treatments that may include therapy, medication, etc.
Seeing a doctor for depression is nothing to be ashamed of, as there are millions who are going through the same thing.
What I can tell you, is that you are very likely accomplishing way more than you give yourself credit for. We are always our own worst critics. Let me say here that I do understand, that I am proud of you, and that I appreciate you!
You can see today’s episode of The Mom’s View’s Mom Minute below…
What do you get when you cross 34 yrs of living, 14 yrs of marriage, one HOT husband, five adorable daughters, one handsome son, and tons of great family and friends? Pretty much the sum total of who I am!!
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