It’s okay to run away…

Some days we all just need to step away.

I’m not just talking to the Mommies either. This applies to the Daddies and the Grandparents and the best friends and the daycare providers and the people without any kids at all. Sometimes we reach a point where all the breathing in the world isn’t going to do any good.

Life is just sometimes overwhelming.

Whether it’s the massive to-do list from home or work, the mounting expectations or just exhaustion, it is okay to take a break. I think sometimes it is hard to remember that or, at least, hard to let ourselves believe it.

We can feel guilty for needing a break. Maybe we look at what other people are going through and think we have it so much easier in comparison, or maybe it is the pressure we put on ourselves, either way its hard to admit doing it all is impossible.

We can’t compare ourselves to other people and we can’t push ourselves to the point where we are useless to the people we think we need to be there for.

It IS okay to run away for an afternoon, or to take a long bath without interruptions or to kick the family out of the house for a few hours. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t live up to our own impossible expectations.

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2 Responses to It’s okay to run away…

  1. dawna says:

    i agree wholeheartedly… if we don't take care of ourselves, we won't have anything left to give to the people who need it.

  2. Divawrites says:

    If mommy isn't happy…no one is happy.I don't think I have ever relished quiet so much as the day recently when my husband went back to work, my daughter went to school and I was recuperating from surgery. After 10 days of full family full time, the silence was a guilty pleasure I relished in.I've met my husband at the door with my purse on my shoulder. I left, took myself out for dinner and then went on to choir practice. By the time I got home, I was ready to deal with things again.Running away is good. We need to do it for our own sanity…and the safety of our family!

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