Mar 31, 2022
Mama–when was the last time you spent time alone?
And no–I don’t mean the 2 minutes you spend in the bathroom while the dog scratches at the door and you can hear someone yelling “moooom??” from some distant corner of the house. I mean real alone time–as in, away from your family, inaccessible, OFF THE CLOCK.
Has it been a while?
Have you…ever had any real alone time?
If you haven’t, it’s understandable. Maybe you just can’t find the time. Or the childcare help.
Maybe you feel selfish or wrong for taking time to yourself.
We feel like we have to be the glue that holds families together, right? Without you, wouldn’t your family just…fall apart?
Maybe. But maybe that’s okay.
In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, I’ll share 11 lessons I learned from my first solo vacation as an ADHD mom, and more. We’ll talk about:
-Overwhelmed moms who formed “escape plans”--from becoming a nun to checking into rehab (Yeah, motherhood is hard.)
-How my vacation almost didn’t happen because my ADHD brain mixed up the dates and miscommunicated them to my spouse.
-How I felt after getting 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep (YES, this really happened)
-How stepping back can increase our kids’ resilience
-Relationships and ADHD–why it’s so important for us to voice what’s in our head so our partners can understand how our extraordinary brains work
-The time-driven nature of motherhood, and how getting “off the clock” can relieve anxiety for moms with ADHD
-The difference between self-care and after-care, and why it matters
-Chronic illness and motherhood–how you’re more capable than you think when you’ve slid into a dark spot
As an ADHD mama, you’re already a superstar. Listen to this episode to find out how self-care can help you shine even brighter.
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